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Consumers (24-01-2007)

Rapex Weekly Report: Week 3, 2007

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 32 items: 8 lighting equipment, 5 household appliances, 5 motor vehicles, 5 toys, 2 electric appliances, 1 jewellery, 1 hobby/sport equipment, 1 laser pointer, 1 stationary, 1 machine tool, 1 lighter and 1 cosmetic item.
1.       Jewellery: Necklace Brand: Zeeman. Type/number of model: Product code (ADV-Code): 828300, EAN-Code: 2000091 279802.
2.       Motor vehicles: Passenger car. Brand: Daimler Chrysler. Type/number of model: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Vehicle Identification Numbers: WDB 906XXX XS100681 - XS101022 and 906XXX XN300649 - XN302402.
3.       Lighting equipment: Portable luminaire - Tiffany's banker's table lamp Brand: REALM. Type/number of model: GX-809 G-F.
4.       Lighting equipment: Table lamp. Brand: Auro lite. Type/number of model: HD2028 (only on the packaging).
5.       Lighting equipment: Portable garden luminaire – 'Garden dwarf holding a lamp'. Brand/model: unknown.
6.       Toys: Squeezing toys. Brand: Benn i ny 119887. Type/number of model: Benn i ny 119887.
7.       Hobby/sport equipment: Mountain bicycle LEOSTAR Jumper 300. Type/model: : Number of frame G503701196.
8.       Laser pointer/novelty lighter: Lighter in the form of a revolver with laser pointer  Brand: Jiguang Baoch. Type/number of model: unknown
9.       Lighting equipment: Lighting chain. Type/model: Ball 20 NF_S.
10.   Lighting equipment: Lighting chain. Brand: unknown. Type/number of model: Cocoon 35 NF.
11.   Toys: Toy Gun. Brand: Super Police Gun Type/number of model: No. 9018
12.   Motor vehicles: Passenger car. Brand: VOLVO. Type/number of model: Cars with diesel engines sold under the description S80. Type A, EC type approval e9*2001/116*0057*01 – 03.
13.   Stationary: Eraser – chocolate shaped. Brand: BRUNNEN. Type/number of model: Model: Fun Collection, Art.-Nr. 10-29 883, barcode 4 003273268951.
14.   Machine tools: Electric saw. Brand: Brand: Horse Power. Type/number of model: J1X-JF1-250
15.   Lighters: Novelty lighters in the form of a mobile phone.
Type/number of model: unknown.
16.   Lighting equipment: Wall-mounted lamp. Brand: SWEET HOME. Type
Type/number of model: Lam-38/kpl
17.   Motor vehicles: Passenger car. Brand: OPEL Type/number of model: ANTARA
18.   Motor vehicles: Passenger car. Brand: Daimler Chrysler. Type/number of model: VITO, VIANO. EC type approval e9*2001/116*0048*.
19.   Cosmetics: Nail polish. Brand: Vera Valenti, colour 16. Type/number of model: unknown.
20.   Household appliances: Coffee maker. Brand: SANUSY/ Sanusi Austria Type/number of model: SN-2904
21.   Lighting equipment: Lighting chains. Brand: Magic Christmas. Type/number of model:
1)ICICLE RICE LIGHTS 4mm 150L, code 2006009940581
2)RICE LIGHTS 4mm 200L, code 2006009943230
3)RICE LIGHTS 4mm 100L, code 2006009940802
4)RICE LIGHTS 4mm 180L+M/F, code 2006009949577
5)RICE LIGHTS 4mm 100L+M/F, code 2006009949539
6)240 RICE LIGHTS 4mm, code 2006009940170
7)240 RICE LIGHTS 4mm, code 2006009940171.
22.   Household appliances: Hair dryer Brand: Bright Earth. Type/number of model: RCY-389
23.   Household appliances: 2-slice toaster Brand: CMD/Magefesa Type/number of model: 120516
24.   Household appliances: Sandwich maker. Brand: HAUSMEISTER family Type/number of model: HM6113
25.   Household appliances: Sandwich maker. Brand: ELCO Millenium Electronic Company Finland. Type/number of model: EL-296TR.
26.   Lighting equipment: Desk lamp. Brand: CRL. Type/number of model: 9235
27.   Toys: Plastic squeaky dog. Brand: EM & EM Type/number of model: EMU 68501 Zestaw zabawek plastyk
28.   Motor vehicles: Motorcycle. Brand/model: SUZUKI. Type/number of model: Motorcycle (scooter) Suzuki models UH125K7 and UH200K7
29.   Electrical appliances: Upright fan heaters. Brand: Challenge. Type/number of model:
1) Product No.415/0224 - Affected products purchased before 24th November 2006 have the dates codes 0622, 0623, 0630, 0631, 0632, 0634, 0637 and 0643 on them.
2) Product No. 415/0231 – Affected products purchased before 11th December 2006 have the date codes 0622, 0630, 0633, 0635 and 0637 on them
30.   Electrical appliances: Upright electric fan heater. Brand: Challenge. Type/number of model: Product No. 415/0248. Affected products were purchased before 4 January 2007 and have the following date codes: 0622, 0623, 0630, 0634, 0637 and 0643.
31.   Toys: Toy Gun – Cap pistol. Brand: Western ranger. Type/number of model: 127 19
32.   Toys: Squeezable squeaky toys. Type/number of model: Model NO. 99328; barcode 2000052319004
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.