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Consumers (14-12-2005)

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 14 lamps, 2 motor vehicles, 1 item of clothing, 1 chemical product, 1 construction product. The items listed are:
1.       Lamp: Portable child appealing luminaries “REALM”
2.       Lamp: Outdoor fixed luminaire Type/model: MB 425-1-08
3.       Lamp: Outdoor fixed luminaire “MB 307-1”
4.       Lamp: Table touch lamp “SNEHA
5.       Lamp: Desk lamp in a form of a butterfly “Tiffany”
6.       Lamp: Tiffany desk lamp
7.       Lamp: Child appealing luminaire - Hedgehog-shaped ceramic desk lamp
8.       Lamp: Table lamp “Dolphin”
9.       Lamp: Salt crystal lamp “Licona”
10.   Lamp: Lighting picture provided with a G 23 capped circular fluorescent lamp
11.   Lamp: Desk lamp with moving picture foils
12.   Lamp: Picture illuminator (fixed) with metal cover and electronic ballast
13.   Lamp: Desk lamp illuminating coloured liquid
14.   Lamp: Indoor wall-mounted luminaries
15.   Motor Vehicle: Car – OPEL VECTRA and OPEL Signum
16.   Motor Vehicle: Car “Toyota Hilux, 4 Runner
17.   Clothing: Men’s shirt “Hao Yun men’s collection”
18.   Chemical: White Spirit and turpentine substitute “POLYCELL”
19.   Construction product: Water Based Seam “COGHLANS”
The list above is just an overview of the reported products this 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.