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Consumers (24-03-2006)

Rapex Weekly Report - Week 11, 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 14 items: 2 toys, 2 motor vehicles, 1 sports item, and the other 9 are all electrical, 4 of which are types of hairdryer. The items listed are:  
1.       Electrical: Toy in form of mobile telephone.
2.       Toy: “Mon jardin toudoux” activity mat, type/number: 51505.
3.       Motor vehicle: Volkswagen VW “Taro, type 7A”, vehicles from 1989 to 1997.
4.       Sport: Snowboard binding “Quechua, Rn X7FX”, Type/number of model: 743710, 743728
5.       Electric: Hair straightener “Visiq”, catalogue number 442/5485.
6.       Electric: Hand-held mixer “PHILIPS”, Model: Essence, type HR 1570 and HR 1571, serial numbers from 04430 to 06040 inclusive.
7.       Toy: “Play telephone no 9918”, plastic telephone emitting sounds and lights.
8.       Motor vehicle: “Nissan”, Pathfinder (R51), Navara (D40).
9.       Electric: Outdoor wall-mounted lamp, model number MB322B-1.         
10.   Electric: Curling iron “Professional”, model number HT-2002. .
11.   Electric: Hair dryer “Turbo Dryer OL-700 Compact Dryer”.
12.   Electric: Hair-creping appliance “Guangming Electric”, model RCT-688..
13.   Electric: Table lamp from China.
14.   Electric: Sandwich toaster “EBD”, model K-202.
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.