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Consumers (08-01-2007)

Rapex Weekly Report: Week 51, 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: 6 lighting equipment, 6 electrical appliances, 3 toys, 3 clothing, 2 stationary, 2 machinery, 1 kitchen/cooking accessory, 1 recreational craft, , 1 lighter, 1 chemical product and 1 children’s equipment.
1.       Toys: Toy pistol and projectiles with suction cups in a toy set with name ‘Militarya Play Set’. Brand: FIMSE. Type/number of model: GM-01047.
2.       Lighting equipment: Portable luminaire for children ‘Happy Flower’. Brand: ESTO Austria. Type/model: Art. 56323, bar code: 9003348831870
3.       Electrical appliances: Steam iron with boiler. Brand: JURO PRO. Type/model: Models 800 and 810.
4.       Electrical appliances: Straightening iron. Brand: GUAND MING. Type/number of model: RCT 528
5.       Toys: Plastic finger toy in shape of snake head in a Surprises Lucky Egg. Brand: Mr Lucky Egg. Type/number of model: EAN 8697422650702.
6.       Kitchen/cooking accessories: Thermoses and thermal containers. Brand: TESCOMA Type/number of model: Nine items with the following codes: 311019, 312010, 312210, 312610, 314101, 314102, 314105, 314107, 314110.
7.       Clothing: Children’s sweatshirt - Style. Brand: SUN ISLAND, BOY FASHION  Type/model: iL-05.
8.       Clothing: Children’s trousers with a belt - Style. Brand: RUSH. Type/number of model: FB 215 RUBY
9.       Toys: Wooden toys. Brand: Tic Tac Toe. Type/number of model: Felix motif, order No: 8759, EAN: 4 029753 087591
10.   Clothing: Children’s t-shirt - Style. Brand: F&D Fashion. Type/number of model: type TD 619
11.   Electrical appliances: Electric kettle. Brand: Electric House. Type/number of model: 60964.
12.   Electrical appliances: Drink shaker. Brand: ROHNSON. Type/number of model: R-009.
13.   Recreational craft: Fuel Rail Pulse Dumper Retainer Clip. Brand: : MERCURY MERCRUISER.Type/number of model: 496/8.1 L engines for recreational craft
14.   Stationary: Peanut-shaped eraser. Brand: BRUNNEN. Type/number of model: Fun Collection, Art. No: 10-2988601, barcode: 4 003273 278172
15.   Lighters: Novelty lights in shape of a dolphin. Brand/model: unknown.
16.   Lighting equipment: Desk lamps with glass lamp shade (Murano-type). Brand/model: unknown.
17.   Chemical products: Rubber solution in bike repair set containing rubber solution, spanner and several plasters – ‘Fahrrad Flick’ set. Brand: GaD. Type/number of model: EAN code 4038732701298.
18.   Electrical appliances: Battery charger. Brand: SBT.  Type/number of model: MCN 10450-01
19.   Lighting equipment: Disco light (portable luminaire). Brand: EUROTEC. Type/number of model: EU-5716.
20.   Children’s equipment: Feeding spoon. Brand: BABYBJÖRN. Type/number of model: 0771015 and 077062.
21.   Stationary: Eraser. Type/number of model: ZD 788 – 4, bar code: 0 249356 000030.
22.   Machinery: Angle grinder. Brand: Blaucraft. Type/number of model: BWS 115.
23.   Machinery: Electric sander. Brand: Blaucraft. Type/number of model: BSS 135.           .
24.   Lighting equipment: Bank desk lamp (portable luminaire). Brand: REALM (only on the packaging). Type/number of model: ZBT809G-G.
25.   Lighting equipment: Electric touch lamp. Brand: ELCO, Type/number of model: EL-282.
26.   Lighting equipment: Electric touch lamp. Brand: ELCO Millenium Electronic Company, Finland. Type/number of model: EL-276 (various names depending on the form of the lampshade: Fish Tail, Crescent Moon, Water Drop, Umbrella)
27.   Electrical appliances: Steam Iron. Brand: EUROBIG (EURBIG). Type/number of model: 854006.
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.