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Consumers (30-08-2005)

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. This week’s RAPEX report includes 7 toys/children’s items, 3 motor vehicles, 2 electrical items, a childcare item and an accessory for a motor car. The products reported are:
  1. "Renault Modus" motor vehicle, produced up to 05 April 2005
  2. "Renault Clio 2" motor vehicle, produced from 08 May 2003 to 18 November 2004
  3. Plastic/rubber toy snake
  4. "Nite Pop" luminous lollipop with batteries
  5. "Vidal Europe" childcare PVC feeding bottle with teat and brush
  6. "Dealer" electrical earthed T-connector
  7. "Super" toy bow and arrows
  8. "City Police Set" toy set of police equipment
  9. "Uebler" rear-mounted cycle rack for Mercedes Benz Class A
  10. "Jet Racer" balloon powered toy car
  11. "Sieper" bathroom electrical stationary luminaries
  12. "Suzuki Ignis" 1.5 motor vehicle, produced from 01 August 2003-09 January 2004
  13. Plastic eraser of various fruit shapes in pastel colours
  14. Military Men Soldier Force toy set
The list above is just an overview of the reported products this 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.