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Consumers (23-02-2006)

Rapex Weekly Report – Week 7, 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 3 motor vehicles, 7 electric items, 1 bicycle part, 1 set of novelty lighters, 1 axe and 2 toys. The items listed are:  
1.       Motor Vehicle: ‘Peugeot 307’
2.       Motor Vehicle: Sit-on petrol mower, ‘Viking’
3.       Motor Vehicle: Chain Saw with petrol engine, ‘Bonus’
4.       Electric: Four socket electric outlet, ‘BEN Electronic’
5.       Electric: Lighting chain, ‘TL-144-6M’
6.       Electric: Lighting chain, ‘Christmas Tree’
7.       Electric: Lighting chain, ‘100 Cherry Light and 144 Rice lights’
8.       Electric: Lighting Chain ‘Serie De 40 Campanas Musical’
9.       Electric: Lighting Chain ‘Polen Max – 60 Perlowych Kuleczek Music’
10.   Electric: Lighting Chain with 100 non replaceable miniature incandescent lamps and an 8-function flashing unit.
11.   Lighter: ‘Novelty Lighters’
12.   Toy: Crayons, ‘Junior Art’
13.   Toy: Toy helicopter ‘Modern Aircraft’
14.   Bicycle Part: Handlebar stem ‘Syntace’
15.   Axe: Hatchet ‘AM/63 CK9/000070
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.