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Consumers (31-08-2006)

Rapex Weekly Report: Week 34, 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 9 items: 3 electrical items, 3 motor vehicles, 1 belt, 1 cosmetic item and 2 toys.
1.       Electrical item: insect zapper (Electronic insect killer). Type/model: IZ - 100.
2.       Motor vehicle: passenger car “Smart fortwo”. Type/model: MC 01, EC Type approval e1*98*14*0080*23.
3.       Motor vehicle: passenger car “Cadillac”. Type/model: SRX, STS. Description: 2005-model vehicles are affected.
4.       Motor vehicle: passenger car “Nissan Note”. Type/model: Model E11, e11*2001/116*0268*00. Description: 2006-model vehicles are affected.
5.       Belt: plastic belt with rivets and metal buckle. Type/model: EAN Code: 2001031405473; Gr. 120/125; 6310.
6.       Cosmetic: skin lightening cream “Clear Essence Skin Beautifying Milk”. Type/model: Batch code: 060303-2.
7.       Electrical item: electrical sauna belt “Velform”.
8.       Electrical item: electrical orchestra amplifier “PEAVEY”. Type/model: Classic 30/112.
9.       Toy: gun with three projectiles (small planes) “Super Gun”. Type/model: No. 001.
10.   Toy: Little ducks - set of 3 pieces. Type/model: No. 3865/6306, EAN 8591945016901.

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.