The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 22 - 2013

Corrigendum
Notification A12/0488/13 from week 16 of 2013 has been temporarily removed waiting for correction data from economic operator and new risk assessment by the notifying authorities.

Level Type No.
Ref.
Notifying country Product Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in:
Serious risk Consumer products

1
A12/0630/13

Lithuania

Category: Furniture

Product: Leisure chair

Brand: Unknown

Name: CART

Type/number of model: art. 718-11-1004

Batch number/Barcode: 6952573531969

OECD Portal Category: 75000000 - Household / Office Furniture / Furnishings

Description: Demountable, with armrests, padded seat and back. The seat and backrest are placed in a 19 mm diameter steel tube frame with thick plastic strips. Removable soft parts are constructed of 40 mm thick foam covered with material. Seat height 940 mm, back height 700 mm. Seat width 550 mm; seat depth 490 mm, weight 6.54 kg chair. The product is packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses the risk of injuries because it is not sufficiently stable and the consumer may lose balance and fall forward when seated.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12520:2010 and EN 1022:2005.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Estonia  

Serious risk Consumer products

2
A12/0631/13

Italy

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment products

Brand: BioNaza Cosmetics

Name: KeraVino – Premiere Brazilian Keratin System

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 1. 5248700201 (236 ml) ,
2. 5248700213 (473 ml),
3. 5248700207 (976 ml)

OECD Portal Category: 53000000 - Beauty / Personal Care / Hygiene

Description: The product is sold in three formats: 1. plastic bottle with pump cap (236 ml); 2. plastic bottle with pump cap (473 ml); 3. plastic bottle with screw cap and brown label (976 ml).

Country of origin: Brazil

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain 0.9% (Product 1.), 1.7% (Product 2.) and 1.5% (Product 3.) of free and liberated formaldehyde and 0.9% (Product 1.), 1.7% (Product 2.) and 1.6% (Product 3.) of free formaldehyde, above the permitted levels (0.2%).

The products do not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
A12/0632/13

Italy

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment products

Brand: BioNaza Cosmetics

Name: Diamond – Premiere Brazilian Keratin System

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 1. 5248700224 (119 ml),
2. 5248700211 (236 ml),
3. 3600029145 (354 ml),
4. 5248700220 (946 ml)

OECD Portal Category: 53000000 - Beauty / Personal Care / Hygiene

Description: The product is sold in four formats: 1. plastic bottle with spray cap and black label (119 ml); 2. plastic bottle with pump cap (236 ml); 3. plastic bottle with pump cap (354 ml); 4. plastic bottle with screw cap and black label (946 ml).

Country of origin: Brazil

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain 1.3% (Product 1. and 3.), 1.0% (Product 2. and 4.) of free and liberated formaldehyde, and 1.7% (Product 1.), 1.0% (Product 2. and 4.), 0.8% (Product 3.) free formaldehyde, above the permitted levels (0.2%).

The products do not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

4
A12/0633/13

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel charger

Brand: CELLY

Name: Energy Star

Type/number of model: CBRIPHONE, Code: CELLY CBRV. 1.4, SDL5275

Batch number/Barcode: 8021735182108

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Travel charger compatible with ipod. The product is packed in a transparent cardboard box. The brand and the bar code of the product are also printed on the box.

Country of origin: Italy

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- The insulation between the primary and secondary windings of the transformer is not equivalent to reinforced insulation. - Input power conductors are not properly positioned or fixed. Therefore, reliance is placed upon the soldering alone to maintain the conductors in position. - There are no instructions and safety information.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60950.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
A12/0634/13

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Charger for information technology equipment

Brand: NORTONLINE

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: TC98A

Batch number/Barcode: 02030201

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: 2 pin mobile phone travel charger for models K300, K500, K700, V800, T290, J300. The product is packaged in a blister pack showing the brand, the model and the following specifications of the charger: AC 100-240V, 47-63Hz, 200mA, Output Voltage: DC 4,5-9,5V 800mA.

Country of origin: China

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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because: ·

- The insulation between the primary and secondary windings of the transformer is not equivalent to reinforced insulation. - The clearance for reinforced insulation between the primary and secondary circuit and the creepage distance on the PCB are too short. - Input power conductors are not properly positioned or fixed on the PCB. Therefore, reliance is placed upon the soldering alone to maintain the conductors in position. -The pins of the mains plug can break.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60950.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

6
A12/0635/13

Cyprus

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Stand fan

Brand: Malber

Name: 40cm Stand fan

Type/number of model: FD-40E

Batch number/Barcode: 5290589090430

OECD Portal Category: 79000000 - Plumbing / Heating / Ventilation / Air Conditioning

Description: Fan on a stand, packed in a cardboard box. The brand, the barcode and the type of the product are also printed on the box.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as protection from the helix is not adequate and it can be easily touched while in operation.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
A12/0636/13

Italy

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment products

Brand: BioNaza Cosmetics

Name: Choco Hair – Brazilian Keratin Chocolate

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 5248700206

OECD Portal Category: 53000000 - Beauty / Personal Care / Hygiene

Description: The product is sold in four formats: 1. plastic screw-cap bottle, brown label, spray (119 ml); 2. plastic screw-cap bottle, brown label (473 ml); 3. plastic screw-cap bottle, brown label (946 ml).

Country of origin: Brazil

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Chemical

The products pose a chemical risk because they contain 1.8% (Product 1. and 2.), 1.4% (Product 3.) of free and liberated formaldehyde and 1.7% (Product 1.), 1.4% (Product 2.) and 1.2% (Product 3.) of free formaldehyde, above the permitted levels (0.2%).

The products do not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
A12/0637/13

Italy

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment product

Brand: PAZZINI Spazzola progressiva

Name: Fluido Gel Extra

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 8010820012376

OECD Portal Category: 53000000 - Beauty / Personal Care / Hygiene

Description: Grey plastic bottle with screw cap (1 000 ml).

Country of origin: Brazil

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.4% of free and liberated formaldehyde and 1.3 % of free formaldehyde, both above the permitted levels of 0.2%.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

9
A12/0638/13

Spain

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Protective boots

Brand: 3L Internacional

Name: Trotta

Type/number of model: Model TROTTA S1P - SRC

Batch number/Barcode: 8430961340075

OECD Portal Category: 91000000 - Safety / Security / Surveillance

Description: Protective boots, category II S1P. Leather toes and insole. Black leather with two-tone grey and black sole, grey and black laces. The product package is a cardboard box indicating the importer's details, the barcode and the model.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 4.2 mg/kg of chromium (VI) in the leather upper.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 20345.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
A12/0639/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Electric fluffy balls

Brand: Llinares

Name: 1. Fluffy Ball 2. Flame ball

Type/number of model: 1. Ref 13246014 ,
2. Ref 13246007

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Rubber toys in different shapes: sun, caterpillar, etc. Packed in a cardboard box containing 12 (Flame ball) and 24 (Fluffy ball) units, on which the name is marked. A label indicates the importer's details.

Country of origin: China

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Choking,
Other

The products pose a risk of choking because with use they can rapidly deteriorate leaving button batteries accessible which can be easily swallowed by small children.

The products pose an electro-chemical risk because the ingestion of the batteries can enact a short-circuit in the digestive system when they come into contact with liquids.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62115.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

Romania  

Serious risk Consumer products

11
A12/0640/13

Finland

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Hearing protector

Brand: Tools for Kids,
Junior kid

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: CHOB A817

Batch number/Barcode: Tools for kids: 6420610198609, Junior kid: 6 430032151823

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Ear-muffs with headband. Sold in pink and lime colours. Model number "CHOB A817" affixed to the cups.

Country of origin: Taiwan

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Damage to hearing

The product does not provide sufficient protection from noise exposure and is not suitable for wearing as ear protectors. There are also deficiencies in the markings and in the user information.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 352-2.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

12
A12/0641/13

Germany

Category: Toys

Product: Doll with melody

Brand: Shuyi Doll

Name: My lovely baby

Type/number of model: No. 2026

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: The products are two 55cm large toy dolls with soft stuffing. The head, hands and feet are made of plastic. They each have a melody unit with a battery compartment under the clothes. When the doll moves, a melody plays. One doll comes in a box and the other in transparent plastic packaging.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the battery compartment can easily open, and the batteries can be swallowed by small children.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
A12/0642/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s tracksuit

Brand: Monster

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children’s black tracksuit consisting of two parts. The top has orange cords with free ends in the hood and neck area. There is a label additionally attached by the trader,containing information about composition, price, and some treatment and maintenance symbols.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood and neck area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
A12/0643/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit

Brand: ZZ

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Denim children's outfit consisting of three parts, intended for children up to 7 years of age. The denim jacket has a multi-coloured, striped hood with cords in the neck area. The product has a label with information in Bulgarian about the producer, the importer and the garment's composition.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood and neck area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Voluntary measures: Warning consumers of the risks  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
A12/0644/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit

Brand: Happy tree – LOVE

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: HR8162

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls’ clothing set consisting of three parts – trousers, a t-shirt and a sweatshirt - intended for children up to 7 years of age. The hood of the sweatshirt has cords in the neck area. The outfits are available in different colour combinations.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation because of the presence of cords with free ends in the neck area of the sweatshirt.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Voluntary measures: Warning consumers of the risks  

Finland  

Serious risk Consumer products

16
A12/0645/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit

Brand: Happy tree – K.X.S

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: HR8034

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Boys’ sets consisting of three parts, intended for children up to 7 years of age. The hood of the sweatshirt has been supplied with cords in the neck area. The sets are available in different colour combinations.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses the risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords with free ends in the neck area.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Voluntary measures: Warning consumers of the risks  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

17
A12/0646/13

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s tracksuit

Brand: Happy tree -K.X.S

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Item number HR8088

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Children's tracksuit consisting of two parts and intended for children up to 7 years of age. The hood of the top has been supplied with orange cords in the neck area. The sets are available in different colour combinations. There is an additionally attached label with information in Bulgarian about composition, country of origin, price, some treatment and maintenance symbols.

Country of origin: China

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Strangulation

The product poses a risk of strangulation due to the presence of cords in the hood and neck area. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Voluntary measures: Warning consumers of the risks  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

18
A12/0647/13

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car

Brand: Nissan

Name: Micra

Type/number of model: Micra (K12)

Batch number/Barcode: Not applicable

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Production Date: 02/12/2012 to 12/05/2006.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

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Injuries

The fixing bolt of the steering wheel may initially have been insufficiently tightened. The tightening torque of the fixing bolt may deteriorate over time as the steering wheel boss material is susceptible to temperature changes that may cause a loss of axial tension, resulting in excessive play in the steering wheel. If the vehicle continues to be driven in this condition over a long period of time, then the steering joint may become damaged eventually leading to steering wheel free rotation.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Germany,
Spain,
Sweden,
Bulgaria,
Ireland,
Slovakia,
Hungary,
Iceland,
Finland,
Malta,
Slovenia,
Austria,
Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

19
A12/0649/13

Greece

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passengers’ cars

Brand: OPEL

Name: Meriva

Type/number of model: Model Meriva (13-C-027)

Batch number/Barcode: .

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: The recall concerns 2013 model year Meriva vehicles, with VINs from D 4 066112 to D 4 112133 (factory: Zaragoza, Spain).

Country of origin: Spain

No pictures are available

Injuries

Heat treatment of steering rack was not applied correctly during manufacturing. Rack of steering gear may break under high load.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

The Netherlands,
Germany,
Slovakia,
Slovenia,
Denmark,
Hungary,
Finland,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

20
A12/0650/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' outfit

Brand: Hope Star

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: GF2338/13SC040004

Batch number/Barcode: 2210000063273

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Girls’ clothing set consisting of a light green blouse and pink trousers intended for girls up to 4 years old. The blouse has pink coloured letters and a heart printed on the front. It also has green and pink sequins stitched to the front part. The blouse has pink, light green and white coloured decorative cords at the waist area, with a length of 22 cm each.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of decorative cords in the waist area, which exceed the permitted length. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

21
A12/0651/13

Hungary

Category: Lighting chains

Product: Lighting chain

Brand: Best

Name: 140 Rice Lights

Type/number of model: Model: YS-140L-R

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: The lighting chain includes 140 serial-parallel connected non-replaceable red miniature lamps. The colours of the lamps are blue, red, green and yellow. The product can be operated with a flashing switch and control unit. Main parts of the lighting chain are: two-pin plug; flashing switch and control unit; internal printed circuit board; one-wire, single-insulated connecting cables and two-wire double insulated main supply cable without marking. The packaging is a colourful cardboard box.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Burns,
Electric shock

The product poses a risk of burns due to the insufficient dimension of the cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires.

The product poses also a risk of electric shock because the wire ends soldered to the terminals of the control unit are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting and live metal parts could consequently become accessible

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

22
A12/0652/13

Sweden

Category: Toys

Product: Plastic doll with pony

Brand: Unknown

Name: Lovely girl

Type/number of model: 2015

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Toy set consisting of a doll and a pony made in soft plastic. The product is packed in a cardboard box with a transparent window.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because:

- the plastic head of the doll contains 30-35 % by mass of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). - the plastic horse contains 29-35 % by mass of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) and 0.21-0.22 % by mass of dibutyl phthalate (DBP). - the plastic arms and legs of the doll contain 10-11 % by mass of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and 0.30-0.32 % by mass of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) .

In addition, the horse contains 0.22-0.23 % by mass of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) and the plastic arms and legs contain 5.9-6.3 % by mass of diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
A12/0653/13

Cyprus

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' outfit

Brand: Quenny Girl

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: B3-333, Size:8

Batch number/Barcode: 2210000063259

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Clothing set, intended for girls up to 8 years old, consisting of a white t-shirt, a green long-sleeved cardigan and green long trousers. The t-shirt has printed, green and orange lettering covered by lace stitched on the front. It also has green functional cords hanging from the lower part of the garment. The functional cords are located on the right and on the left side of the top and their length is 16 cm each. The cardigan has green functional cords with free ends in the chest area. The cords have not been secured against unravelling. Their length is 23 cm each.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries,
Strangulation

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords in the waist area of the white t-shirt and the chest area of the cardigan.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
A12/0655/13

Lithuania

Category: Furniture

Product: Lamp table

Brand: Actona Company

Name: Misy

Type/number of model: Art. 0000035644, code KSTA-IUO-MISY

Batch number/Barcode: 5705994513813

OECD Portal Category: 75000000 - Household / Office Furniture / Furnishings

Description: Occasional table with a removable, dark tinted glass top and three steel tube legs. The leg ends are covered with plastic supports. The table is 50 cm high and all metal parts are painted in black. It is packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries because the table is not sufficiently stable; it can easily tilt and the glass top or other heavy objects placed on it could fall.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 12521.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures  

Denmark,
Luxembourg  

Serious risk Consumer products

25
A12/0656/13

Greece

Category: Toys

Product: Toy stationery set

Brand: BARBIE

Name: Stationery set

Type/number of model: Series: fancy school, Item No.: 53788 (from invoice)

Batch number/Barcode: Bar code: 5201912531841

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Stationery set consisting of a pink eraser in a shape of a lipstick, a pink mechanical pencil, 3 decorative round shape stickers depicting flowers and a plastic purple case with pink, purple, orange and yellow plastic beads. All parts are decorated with pictures of Barbie. The set is packed in blister with a cardboard. The cardboard is multicolored and bears information about the Greek distributor, the CE mark, the pictogram indicating that it is unsuitable for use by children under the age of three years and the relative warning in English and Greek.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the eraser contains 28.5% by mass bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

Compulsory measures: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures,
Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
A12/0657/13

Italy

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment product

Brand: Plastica Dos Fios

Name: Selagem Termica

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 7898927206871

OECD Portal Category: 53000000 - Beauty / Personal Care / Hygiene

Description: Pink plastic bottle with a screw cap (1000 ml).

Country of origin: Brazil

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7.7% free and liberated formaldehyde and 7.4% free formaldehyde, above the permitted levels (0.2%).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

27
A12/0658/13

Spain

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's clothing outfit

Brand: Tenth

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Models: 1) SAILOR TEN 71302152D, 2) NICE TEN 71302062D a 3) NAIKE TEN 71302022D.

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Three different children’s clothing outfits each consisting of a top and a ‘skort’ (shorts with a panel of fabric across the front, resembling a skirt). The 'skort' part has drawstrings in the waist, which exceed 140 mm at each end when the item of clothing is opened to its maximum, and 280mm when the garment is closed for use as intended. Each garment has in its lower part a small plastic embellishment in the form of a crown, which is the brand logo. The garments have an attached label bearing details of the importer, the size, the price, and the model.

Country of origin: Bangladesh

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Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because of the presence of drawstrings with free ends in the waist area, which exceed the permitted length.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

28
A12/0659/13

Germany

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Leather jacket

Brand: Marella Sport

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: model: ICON Women's collection

Batch number/Barcode: 34410134020035/ 34410134 050 003 05 0048

OECD Portal Category: 67000000 - Clothing

Description: Women’s jacket made in brown leather outer material, brown fabric on the left sleeve, and brown fabric lining. It has a zip and two zipped pockets. It also contains three labels with markings and a fabric pouch containing replacement snap fasteners.

Country of origin: Italy

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the leather contains up 6.6 mg/kg of chromium (VI). Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Italy  

Serious risk Consumer products

29
A12/0660/13

Spain

Category: Toys

Product: Fancy dress outfit

Brand: Boys Toys

Name: Murcielago

Type/number of model: Model NW10B00467. Sizes: 5-6 years, 3-4 years, 7-9 years and 10-12 years.

Batch number/Barcode: 8422562697405

OECD Portal Category: 86000000 - Toys / Games

Description: Bat costume consisting of a bodysuit, cape and cap. The bodysuit has two broad black strings which emerge from the back part of the garment intended to be tied at the back and to fasten the garment to the body. The packaging is a transparent plastic bag with a sheet of card bearing warning and washing instructions and details of the distributor.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of functional cords which emerge from the back of the garment to be tied at the back.

The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and the European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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A12/0661/13

Spain

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Protective shoes

Brand: Spacub

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Ref. 407-2. S3 SRA

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Protective shoes with leather uppers and metal toecaps made in black full-grain leather. Category II, S3 SRA. The product comes in a cardboard box bearing the brand name, the reference, the CE marking and the legends concerning the applicable standard.

Country of origin: China

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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 54.9 mg/kg of Chromium VI in the leather upper part.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 20345.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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A12/0662/13

France

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Wall lamp

Brand: POMAX

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 18534

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Metal wall lamp in the form of a lantern, Dimensions (h x l): 100 x 50 cm Voltage: 220-240 V AC Power or current: Max 25 W.

Country of origin: Tunisia

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Electric shock

The product poses the risk of electric shock because:

- The electrical insulation is insufficient. - The lamp does not have a traction arrest mechanism at the junction block and the socket.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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A12/0663/13

Spain

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Table fan

Brand: Orbegozo

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: Model TF-0131

Batch number/Barcode: 8436011059300

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Table fan with 30 cm blades, three speed options, multi-directional pivoting mounting with a carrying handle and a protective screen. It is packed in a cardboard box bearing information on on the brand, reference, barcode and CE marking.

Country of origin: China

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Injuries

The clips holding the protective screen come easily undone. As a result, there is a serious risk of injuries if the protective screen comes off while the fan is in operation, permitting contact with the helix of the fan.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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A12/0664/13

Spain

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Mechanical pulley system for arborists

Brand: PETZL

Name: Prusik mechanical ZIGZAG

Type/number of model: D22-ZIGZAG

Batch number/Barcode: 3342540094116

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Product enabling users to prune trees by climbing up the trees themselves (and not using cranes). The recall concerns all products “ZIGZAG” with serial numbers below 13108******.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPE).

Country of origin: France

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Injuries

The product poses the risk of injuries du to the particular configuration of an incorrectly-positioned and off-axis upper connector. Two accidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Poland,
Slovenia,
United Kingdom,
Germany  

Serious risk Consumer products

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A12/0665/13

Finland

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Work gloves

Brand: Jistad

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 1) Article "Veteli" 2) Article "Nurmo" 3) Article "Eno"

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: 1) Black and white work gloves made of leather and textile material with white print on the back of the hand, available in different sizes (8, 9 and 10). 2) White and green leather work gloves with white print on the back of the hand, available in size 10. 3) Black work gloves made of plastic and textile material with white print on the back of the hand and a green flat string at the wrist, available in different sizes (8, 10 and 11).

Country of origin: Pakistan

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Asphyxiation,
Chemical,
Fire

The products pose a chemical risk and a risk of asphyxiation because they contain nitrobenzene which can be absorbed into the body by inhalation or through the skin. The products also pose a risk of fire because nitrobenzene is combustible. The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at border  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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A12/0666/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Shoes for babies

Brand: GIOLAN

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: CH257-3

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Purple and black plaid, synthetic leather shoes with velcro for young girls. The shoes are decorated with a pink flower which has a pearl in the middle. Size: 20. Packaging: colourful box.

Country of origin: Unknown

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the decorative elements (flowers, pearls) of the shoes could be easily detached and swallowed by children.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market,
Recall of the product from end users  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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A12/0667/13

Hungary

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Girls' boots

Brand: LINIX

Name: Unknown

Type/number of model: 905

Batch number/Barcode: 2011102060630

OECD Portal Category: 63000000 - Footwear

Description: Synthetic leather boots with zip for young girls. The boots are decorated with fur, rhinestones, and a drop-shaped, a "V"-shaped and a horseshoe-shaped metal decoration. The boots are available in pink and purple colours. They are lined with synthetic fur. Size: 25. Packaging: pink box.

Country of origin: China

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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because the decorative elements on the boots could be easily detached and swallowed by small children.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

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A12/0668/13

Ireland

Category: Protective equipment

Product: Compact 150N

Brand: Mullion

Name: Lifejacket

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Manufactured after December 2011

OECD Portal Category: 85000000 - Safety / Protection - DIY

Description: Inflatable lifejacket - Mullion Compact 150N lifejacket - defective model has yellow insert in the oral inflate valve.

Country of origin: Ireland

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Drowning

The risk is associated with models with the yellow insert valve in the oral inflatable tube. The product poses a risk of drowning because the air could leak from the oral tube, or the yellow insert valve could blow out, releasing the buoyancy air in the lifejacket.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPE) and the European standard EN ISO 12402.

Voluntary measures: Withdrawal of the product from the market  

Belgium  

Serious risk Consumer products

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A12/0654/13

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Truck

Brand: Scania

Name: Lorry R 500 LA 4x2

Type/number of model: B 4x2,
B 6x2,
A 4x2,
B 6x4,
A 6x2/4,
B 6x2/4,
A 6x2*4,
B 6x2*4,
A 6x4,
B 8x4,
B 8x2,
B 8x2*6,
B8x4*4,
B 10x4*6,
ABE: H 467,
ABE: K 922,
ABE: H 285,
ABE: H 505

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 77000000 - Automotive

Description: Construction years 2012 to 2013.

Unknown

Country of origin: Sweden

No pictures are available

Injuries

Incorrect fastening of the nuts of the thrust rod fastenings on the axle leads to changes in direction stability, which could cause an accident. The torque of the nuts in the vehicles in question is being checked.

Voluntary measures: Recall of the product from end users  

Sweden,
United Kingdom,
Hungary,
Slovenia,
Norway