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Consumers (02-12-2005)

RAPEX Weekly Report

RAPEX is the EU rapid alert system for all dangerous consumer products, with the exception of food, pharmaceutical and medical products. It allows for the rapid exchange of information between Member States and the Commission with regard to items posing a potential serious risk to the health and safety of consumers and measures taken by Member States to prevent, restrict or impose specific conditions on the marketing of these products. The revised General Product Safety Directive, which entered into force in January 2004, requires the Commission to publish a weekly report on serious RAPEX notifications to allow the general public access to product safety information.
This week’s RAPEX report consists of 2 cosmetics, 1 car, 10 electric items, 2 toys, 1 firearm cartridge, 2 car products, 1 type of cement . The items listed are:
1.       Cosmetic: Extension Mascara blue “IKOS”
2.       Cosmetic: Black powder for henna “Henna Tatooing”
3.       Electric: Desk lamp “Huake”
4.       Electric: Desk lamp with built in clock “XinQiang”
5.       Electric: Table lamp with touch on switch
6.       Electric: Lighting chain “Decorator Micro Light Set”
7.       Electric: Lighting chain “For Happy Christmas”
8.       Electric: Lighting chain “Multi Function 140 Rice Light”
9.       Electric: Lighting chain “Multi Function 100 Rice Light”
10.   Electric: Lighting chain “100 Miniature Lights”
11.   Electric: Plastic framed lighting chain
12.   Electric: Portable luminary with dimmer “San Y1 Lighting”
13.   Toy: Rattle “Jolly baby rattle”
14.   Toy: Soft toy “Pig rattle”
15.   Firearm: Cartridges for centrefire firearms cal 380 “SAKO”
16.   Car:  “Volvo S80 and XC 90”
17.   Car: “Peugeot airbag, all types of 307 Berlina”
18.   Cement: Forge cinder cement “BALCEM”
The list above is just an overview of the reported products last week.
Click here for the full details, which can be found in the weekly RAPEX report. It includes detailed information on the products and risks, the notifying MemberState, and the measures adopted to deal with the risk.
The Commission does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided. In the event that further information received from a contact point regarding an already published notification leads to the modification or withdrawal of the information, the Commission will include a corrigendum or notice of withdrawal in the next weekly overview.