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Consumers (13-11-2006)

Rapex Weekly Report: Week 44, 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 21 items: 6 toys, 3 motor vehicles, 3 lighting equipment, 2 clothing, 2 childcare articles, 1 electrical, 2 cosmetics, 1 children’s equipment, 1 lighter.
 
1.       Clothing: Children’s jacket from “H&M” . Type/number of model: 931960-7952 and 931961-7952.
2.       Lighting equipment: Lamps for outdoor use “CASTORAMA, SOLTERA” (220 V). Type/number of motorcyle model: Soltera torch-style wall light - Navalo series 487925; Soltera “Borne” (low bollard light) - Navalo series 487929;
Soltera “Potelet” (bollard light) - Navalo series 487942.
3.       Childcare articles: Baby changing mat “BEABA STABILANGE baby changing mat”.  Type/number of model: References 920030 and 920031.
4.       Toys: Toy made from expanding material “Magic animal with bubblegum”. Type/number of model: EM 1015.
5.       Electrical appliances: Portable Blind Stitch Sewing Machine. Brand: Yamata, Wimsew, Anglosew, Prosew, Tysew, Highlead, Protex. Type/number of model: FY500-1, W500, CM500, TY500, GL13128-1.
6.       Motor vehicles: Passenger car “BMW 5-series E34 Touring”. Type/model: unknown.
7.       Toys: Squeaky toy dog with key ring pendant Type/model: Unknown.
8.       Toys: Three soft toys. Brands: 1) Aliki; 2) Toy Trade (EAN 4036855046852) 3) Unknown (EAN 4026272031173.). Names: 1) Zebra soft toy; 2) Fish soft toy; 3) Piglet soft toy.
9.       Toys: Soft toy in shape of an eagle “Nowa Toy”. Type/number of model: No. 9 316729 150003.
10.   Toys: Soft toys “Paul Import GmbH” Name: 1) Soft toy monkey; 2) Soft toy dog; 3) Soft toy duck. Tpye/model: 1) – 2) Not available; 3) Art. no 5302, EAN 4026272053021.
11.   Lighting equipment: Seabed world lamp lighting move (Picture lamp in ornate frame with integrated clock). Type/number of model: unknown.
12.   Lighting equipment:. Aquarium lamp “Seabed world lamp lighting move”. Type/number of model: EAN 5608199846987.
13.   Children’s equipment: Safety swimming vest for small children (0-2 years up to 20 kg)
       Type/number of model: unknown.
14.   Cosmetics: Medicinal product sold as a cosmetic product: Neoprosone gel forte “Tecmomed” (skin lightener based on glucocorticoids — neoprosone gel forte). Type/number of model: Batch number: 2674 manuf 07/04 expiry 06/08.
15.   Cosmetics: Prosone gel “NICHBEN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES”, 30ml (medicine sold as a cosmetic product, skin lightener based on glucocorticoids). Type/number of model: Batch no. 15.
16.   Lighters: Four novelty lighters (brand unknown) in the form of; 1) pistol 2) sailing boat 3) mobile phone (3 types) 4) carbine-swivel.
17.   Motor vehicles: “Peugeot 407 Saloon and SW Estate”. Type/number of model: Affected vehicles were built in France and sold between 20.1.2005 and 21.1.2006
18.   Motor vehicles: XV 1600 motorcycle “Yamaha”. Type/model: Type VP08, EC type-approval e1*92/61*00029. Description: All vehicles manufactured in 1999-2002 with Vehicle Identification Numbers in the following ranges are affected:  JYAVP081000000301 to JYAVP081000010047; JYAVP081000010392 to JYAVP081000012035; JYAVP081000012997 to JYAVP081000013612; JYAVP081000015201 to JYAVP081000016852.
19.   Child care articles: Foldable baby walker. Type/model: 819RN
20.   Clothes: Baby duffel coat “Lindex” Type/model: Article number: 5762848
21.   Toy: Markers “ROTUDECOR” – 18 colours. Type/model: LILA & LALA, ITEM NO. 0212976, EAN 8438583 129762
 
 
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.