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Consumers (08-12-2006)

Rapex Weekly Report : Week 48, 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 27 items: 8 lighting equipment, 7 toys, 4 electrical equipment, 3 children’s equipment, 2 cosmetics, 1 mini-motorbike, 1 hobby/sport equipment and 1 life raft.
 
1.       Toys: Sport gun – ‘Air Sport Gun’. Brand: TIAN YING. Type/number of model: No M2008D.
2.       Lighting equipment: Beacon light – E12 capped sensor night light supplied with a candle camp. Brand: COLITE Type/model: Type/number of model: NB991305 (only on the packaging)
3.       Children’s equipment: Children’s armbands. Brand: Bestway. Type/number of model: 1) SEA LIFE, ref 3604; 2) TROPIC PRINT, ref 3605.
4.       Mini motorbikes: ‘Mini Dirt Bike 47cc’. Type/number of model: LLMDB-P.
5.       Toys: Push-along toy in the form of an aeroplane. Brand: ‘Funny Toys’. Type/number of model: Model No 111; bar code: 8413419962012.
6.       Children’s equipment: Wheeled child conveyance – 'Bayamo ABC Starline' and 'Cyclone ABC Starline’. Brand: ABC Design. Type/number of model: 363 (Cyclone) 3 wheels and 563 (Bayamo) 4 wheels.
7.       Toys: Mask for children – ‘Blood Gushin Hooded Mask’.  Type/model: Model 3381.
8.       Children’s equipment: Wheeled child conveyance – ‘Max’. Brand: Aro. Type/number of model: PN-91/N-98100
9.       Toys: Bicycle for children. Type/number of model: SHT 01
10.   Electrical appliances: Hair dryer. Brand: SOKANY. Type/number of model: SM-1500
11.   Lighting equipment: Plasma lights (portable luminaire) provided with 2 switches. Diametre of bulb: 1.100mm; 2.125mm.
12.   Lighting equipment: Desk lamps with mosaic lamp shade.
Type/number of model:
1. 30SL (article number depending on the colour of lamp shade: RFM-010 (ECHO); RFM-011 (EMERALD) bar code: 5999547 005362; RFM-012 (HERA) Bar code: 5999547 005379);    
2. 66L (article number depending on the colour of lamp shade: RFM-004 Bar code: 5999547 005294; RFM-005; RFM-006).
13.   Lighting equipment: Desk lamps with mosaic lamp shade.
Type/number of model:
1. #25L (article number depending on the colour of lamp shade: RFM-001 (ECHO); RFM-002 (EMERALD) Bar code: 5999547 005270; RFM-003 (HERA));    
2. OVAL LAMP (article number depending on the colour of lamp shade: RFM-007 ECHO; RFM-008 EMERALD Bar code: 5999547 005331; RFM-009 HERA Bar code: 5999547 005348)
14.   Lighting equipment: Desk lamp with mosaic lamp shade.
Type/number of model:
250L, article number depending on the colour of lamp shade: RFM-013, ECHO; RFM-014, bar code: 5999547 005393, EMERALD; RFM-015, MC/HERA
15.   Lighting equipment: Desk lamp with textile lamp shade (with wood and leather cover).
16.   Electrical appliances: Heat-sealing glue gun. Brand: Taipan Tools (on package). Type/number of model: HJG-053 (on package).
17.   Lighting equipment: Hand-held luminaire. Type/number of model: HEAVY DUTY 5m.
18.   Electric appliances: Hair dryer. Brand: KARIO FIRST. Type/number of model: 200
19.   Electrical appliances: Hair dryer. Brand: RAINBOW.
20.   Cosmetics: Nail colour. Brand: Cm Nail Art. Type/number of model: 13 hot orange.
21.   Toys: Dolls. Brand: Soft Soccer Player. Type/number of model: ADV Code 851101, EAN 4260030941902.
22.   Hobby/sport equipment: Aquarium water heater. Brand: RISHENG. Model number RS508-E.
23.   Lighting equipment: Aquarium lamp (pendant luminaire). Brand: BEN XIANG Type/number of model: BX-120K.
24.   Life rafts: Inflatable life rafts for recreational boats – ‘Liferafts Viking RescYou’, Type/number of model: Viking 4 UKL, 6 UKL, 8 UKL, 4 UKSL, 6 UKSL and 8 UKSL. Each product has its own serial number.
25.   Cosmetics: Face cream. Brand: CL, Type/number of model: CL050708n on both containers; not discernible on the packaging.
26.   Toys: Laser projector. Brand: DANCE. Type/number of model: EK-9223, XEMU LASER, 51040, 60-0810.
27.   Toys: Product: Puffer ball with multi thorny ends Type/number of model: : PON PONBALL
 
 
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 Member State, 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.
 
 
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http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/dyna/rapex/create_rapex.cfm?rx_id=108