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Consumers (20-09-2005)

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 8 electrical items, 3 toys, 1 childcare item, 1 item of sports equipment, a bicycle and a motor vehicle. The products reported are:

  1. “Best” sporting hand protector with reflector tape
  2. Toy – “Home Leisure Sport Fun Jumping Castle”
  3. “Yosemite - Crazy Creek Freestyle” BMX bicycle
  4. “Rabalder” electric 3 socket extension plug in blue, orange and grey
  5. “Taurus” mobile electric oil radiator
  6. “Interlusa” electric fix fluorescent ceiling lamp
  7. Electric infrared heater “HJM”
  8. “Heatpol” electric water heater
  9. “Shooting game set” toy pistol
  10. Toy – “Yo-Yo water ball safety sport ball”
  11. “Pizza master electric pan” electric stainless pan
  12. Electric incandescent luminaire “Lumine” with built-in transformer
  13. Motor vehicle – “KIA sportage”
  14. Electric pizza pan with transparent coverage
  15. Childcare push chair - “One Tree Hill - Urban Jungle Mountain Buggy”

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.