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Consumers (25-07-2005)

RAPEX Weekly Report

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 publish a weekly report on serious RAPEX notifications to allow the general public access to product safety information.

The RAPEX report published last Friday includes 11 electrical items, 2 toys, 1 item of childcare equipment, 1 type of confectionary and 1 vehicle. The products reported are:
  1. Mains supply plug Class II appliances
  2. Mains supply plug for Class II appliances / SOLERA
  3. "Super Steam" S001 electric portable steam iron
  4. "Leuchtendirekt" Electric desk lamp.
  5. "Funny Radio" toy radio
  6. Volkswagen Touran car
  7. Flat type plug "KUMRAL" - Mains supply plug Class II appliances
  8. Toy pistol – colt with 4 plastic darts
  9. "Péricles" children’s high chair
  10. "Domotec” electric kitchen food processor
  11. Electric desk lamp - portable luminaire with bamboo bouquet
  12. "Nakai" Electric mono radio-tape recorder
  13. Electric flush type socket outlet DA 2-162 KS and DA 2 – 162 BS; EAN 5991060828558
  14. Electric flush type socket outlet Dak -162 – 1 KS and Dak 162 -1 BS; EAN 5991060828862
  15. "Kontavill" Electric three socket extension cord
  16. "Poplight Party" battery operatorated luminous confectionary
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.