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Consumers (21-04-2006)

Rapex Weekly Report: Week 15, 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 6 items: 2 electrical items, 2 motor vehicles, 1 umbrella and 1 feeding bottle. The items listed are:  
1.       Electric: Hairdryer: Type/model: EUROTEC EU-5344.
2.       Motor vehicle: Nissan MURANO 250 cross-over. Type/model: Chassis No.: JN1Z50U0000042 to JN1Z50U0009397 and JN1TANZ50U0000052 to JN1TANZ0U0012852.
3.       Automatic umbrella: Umbrella for children PERLETTI, Type/model: No. 70012 (Looney Tunes), No. 50034 (Disney).
4.       Feeding bottle: SARO, type/model: 4855:125ml.
5.       Electric: Heat-sealing silicon gun INDE, Type/model: article 18357; bar code 8428141114776.
6.       Motor vehicle: 4-wheel quad bike NEMESIS – Quatro Moto, model: SS50-10.
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.