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Consumers (10-02-2006)

Rapex Weekly Report - Week 5, 2006

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 make information relating to risks to consumer health and safety posed by products available to the public.  This is why the Commission publishes a weekly overview of notifications of dangerous products.
This week’s RAPEX report consists of 4 toys, 2 items of clothing, 1 lighter, 1 item of jewellery, 1 shampoo, 1 halogen heater, 1 tattoo ink, 17 electric items. The items listed are:  
1.       Toy: Wooden house ‘Mischief’
2.       Toy: Joke Item ‘Shaking stapler /shock stapler/ - , bad/rude joke’
3.       Toy: Squeeze toys, three plastic fish and three plastic ducks ‘Happy Toys’
4.       Toy: Squeeze toy ‘TOYS R2 YOU - Happy Days’
5.       Clothes: Ladies leather gloves ‘Genuine leather’
6.       Clothes: Children’s apron /bib/ with gum scratcher “Bertoni, Baby Care Collection
7.       Lighter: Novelty lighters various shapes
8.       Jewellery: Imitation jewellery earrings ‘JIU HE’
9.       Shampoo: ‘Deba’
10.   Halogen heater: ‘Type/Model MH8A4
11.   Tattoo Ink: ‘INTENZE’
12.   Electric: Lighting chain ‘Everstar – Type JT-650, JT-850’
13.   Electric: Desk lamps ‘Artistar ALF98’
14.   Electric: Lighting chains ‘Everstar’
15.   Electric: Radio/tape player ‘Mini Disco Blaster’
16.   Electric: Window decorating lighting chain
17.   Electric: Wall-luminaires ‘Sevinc Aydinlatma’
18.   Electric: Lighting chains plastic frame forming different figures
19.   Electric: Lighting chain ‘Royal’
20.   Electric: Lighting chain ‘MULTIFUNCTION 120 Rice Lights’
21.   Electric: Lighting chains ‘160 Netstarlights’
22.   Electric: Lighting chain ‘MINGHUI’ - Lampade de Brilho micro-electrica 200 micro
23.   Electric: Lighting chain ‘140 Beculete Colorate’
24.   Electric: Lighting chain ‘100 Beculete Colorate’
25.   Electric: Lighting chain ‘Elektrogirlanda’
26.   Electric: Lighting chain ‘60 Rice lights’
27.   Electric: Lighting chain ‘Somogyi’ 
28.   Electric: Lighting chain ‘Plastic star shaped frame - Type/model: 108 Polaris’
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.