The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

Week 36 - 2007

Alert number: 0923/07
Product:  Tent – Open Air
Name: 
Risk type: Suffocation
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
Brand: Woodstock
Type / number of model:  Art. No: 4721900, Bar code: 5703384000189
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

This product poses a serious risk of suffocation because it lacks permanent air holes. When two persons are in the tent there is not enough oxygen which can cause suffocation. At the same time there is an increased concentration of carbon dioxide.

One accident reported: a person after few hours in the tent had breathing problems.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer

Description:  Pop-up tent for two persons
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Denmark
 
Alert number: 0915/07
Product:  Tattoo ink – Atom Colour Sonic Green, Hot Yellow and Blaze Orange
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Chemical products
Brand: Atom colour
Type / number of model:  - Sonic Green: 31073, - Hot Yellow: 31073, - Blaze Orange: 30607.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The products pose a serious chemical risk because the azo-dyes contained in the products may cleave into carcinogenic aromatic amines:

Sonic Green: 1130 mg/kg o-anisidine,
Hot yellow: 374 mg/kg o-anisidine,
Blaze orange: 277 mg/kg o-anisidine and 344 mg/kg 2,4-toluenediamine.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities 

Description:  Plastic transparent bottle with a white plastic lid. Containing approximately 100 ml.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Alert submitted by: The Netherlands
   
Alert number: 0916/07
Product:  Portable luminaire with a clock
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Lighting equipment
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  № 7856А
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a serious risk of
electric shock because:

- the live parts are accessible,

- the essential characteristics on the luminaire are missing,

- there is a lack of accompanied instruction for use.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities

Description:  Portable luminaire with a clock, lamp holder Е14, with lamp 200V 10W, plastic hemisphere with six golden bands, cardboard packaging with colored picture on the luminaire with inscription Reading Lamp, Art. CLOCK.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
 
Alert number: 0922/07
Product:  Lighting chain – 100 Musical lights
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock, Fire
Category: Lighting equipment
Brand: VALUE
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses risk of electric shock and fire because:



- there is no cord anchorage protecting against pulling and twisting,



- the insulation applied between live and accessible parts is not sufficient,



- flashover occurred during the electric strength test.



This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities
Description:  The lighting chain contains 100 replaceable miniature incandescent lamps. The 2x50 series connected lamps are connected to the sound generating unit, where a volume control can be found. Main parts of the product: mains plug with inscription: 2,5A/250V CE B; electronics in the sound generating unit with inscription: Y213. Technical specification: 220-240V; Class II.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Hungary
 
Alert number: 0918/07
Product:  Motorcycles – BMW Motorcycle Dakar
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: BMW
Type / number of model:  models F650GS and F650GS Dakar E650G; EC type approval: e1*2002/24*0200
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The handlebars might come loose from their correct position while the motorcycle is being manhandled or ridden so that there is a risk of falling.

The upper yokes and both handlebar retaining clamps of the vehicles in question are being replaced.

One accident involving material damage or personal injury has been reported worldwide.
Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer

Description:  The vehicles were manufactured between 10 January and 6 March 2007.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Germany
Alert number: 0925/07
Product:  Pushchair – wheeled child conveyance
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
Brand: BeBetto Joker
Type / number of model:  Joker model L0079
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a serious risk of injuries because it has openings where a child can entrap his fingers, hand or arm.
This product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1888.
Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities

Description:  The conveyance is multi purpose type and it is intended for transport of one child.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Poland
Alert submitted by: Czech Republic
  
Alert number: 0929/07
Product:  High chair - “Agnieška - 1“
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment
Brand: KLUPŚ® MEBLE DZIECIĘCE
Type / number of model:  High chair “Agnieška - 1“, Gat. I A-B
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of injuries due to incorrect construction and openings in the access zone, where the fingers or other parts of a child could be entrapped. The product contains the following non-compliances:

- the pin with cross-section 7 mm goes into a hole between backrest and hind leg further on 10mm, (further then 10mm shall no to climb),

- the assemblage of the high chair uses screw-bolts (screw-bolts can not be used for the assemblage of singly projected parts, when highchair is demountable for transportation or storage),

- moving the high chair emerges the openings between crossbar of legs and supporting bar (possibility of injury),

- the instructions for safety use in Lithuanian are missing.

This product does not comply with the relevant European standards.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities

Description:  High chair with soft seat and backrest, there is a tablemat and a crotch belt. The high chair consists of a table and a chair; the table turns 90º angle and chair puts on.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Poland
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
 
Alert number: 0924/07
Product:  Personal Water Crafts – fuel hose clamp
Name: 
Risk type: Fire, Injuries
Category: Recreational crafts
Brand: KAWASAKI
Type / number of model:  Personal Water Crafts (PWC), model JT1500-B7F, Ultra 250x, with serial numbers from KAW39001*707 to KAW39791*707.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
This product poses a serious risk of fire because the fuel hose clamp may not have been properly connected to the fuel injection system fuel rail. This can result in the fuel leakage from the hose to fuel rail or for the hose to separate from the mounting pipe, resulting in the risk of fire or explosion.
Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer
Description:  Kawasaki Personal Water Crafts (PWC)
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: Greece
 
Alert number: 0914/07
Product:  Accessories to dolls and locomotive
Name: 
Risk type: Health risk / other
Category: Toys
Brand: Mattel Inc., Fisher–Price
Type / number of model:  H5705 – Geotrax Red Locomotive, J9485 – Barbie Dream Puppy House, J9486 – Barbie Dream Kitty Condo, K8606 – Barbie Table and Chairs Kitchen Play set, K8607 – Barbie Bathtub and Toilet Play set, K8608 – Barbie Living Room Play set, K8609 – Barbie Desk and Chair Bedroom Play set, K8613 – Barbie Living Room Play set, L1207 – Barbie Ultimate Furniture Gift set (product assortment which includes K8613), L6940 – Barbie Kitchen Furniture Play set (product assortment which includes K8606)
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The products pose a risk of long term adverse health effects due to excessive amount of lead in paint.
These toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN-71.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the manufacturer
Description:  Plastic toys inside cardboard box<a href="http://eceuropaeu/consumers/cons_safe/new_mattel_recall_092007pdf">all </a>
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Alert number: 0921/07
Product:  Puzzle – Educable toy
Name: 
Risk type: Choking, Suffocation
Category: Toys
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  Art. No 36, barcode 5904097000088
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
This toy poses a risk of:



- choking because of small removable elements, which fit into the small parts cylinder,



- suffocation because the accompanied thin flexible plastic film bag can lead to suffocation.



This product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities
Description:  Plastic toy in the shape of a house. The roof has holes in different forms and there are 12 different fitting plastic pieces.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Poland
Alert submitted by: Lithuania
 
Alert number: 0927/07
Product:  Toy balls
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: SAFETY TOYS
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains 9.83% per weight of DEHP phthalate, which exceeds the maximum allowed limit of 0,1% by weight. These chemicals are added to PVC to make it softer and are very dangerous getting to the organism through skin or digestive tract.

This product does not comply with the Chemicals Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the distributor&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  In one package there are six pieces of toys. On the paper label there is marking "Safety toys, made in China, for children age 0-3, Shuhuawanjuchang“. On the product there is also the sticker saying that the toy is designated for dog (in this way the product has been declared in acquiring documents), then there was distributor and origin on the sticker. Toys whistle.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
  
Alert number: 0920/07
Product:  Toothpaste.
Name: Toothpaste
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: Dr. Cool whitening
Type / number of model:  EAN 8588001584078, date of production 15 February 2007, date of expiration 15 February 2010.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a chemical risk because the presence of 2,9% diethylene glycol in the toothpaste as indicated on the package of the toothpaste.

The product poses a serious risk particularly for children and consumers with renal and liver disorders.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the importer&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  120 g tube of the toothpaste is of white-blue-red colours, the cardboard box is white-blue-red, too.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
 
Alert number: 0928/07
Product:  Toothpaste
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: TERPAN
Type / number of model:  - fluoride toothpaste, 47 ml, - fluoride toothpaste, 75 ml, - strawberry-flavoured toothpaste, 16 ml, - bubble-gum-flavoured toothpaste, 16 ml.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of poisoning because it contains between 6.3% and 7.1% of diethylene glycol (DEG). Diethylene glycol is toxic if ingested, especially for young children.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities
Description:  Toothpaste in tubes
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: France
    
Alert number: 0917/07
Product:  Timer – spare parts for household (electrical) appliances
Name: 
Risk type: Fire
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: Elbi
Type / number of model:  52X2849 (Brandt Customer Services order reference) or 350 200 30 (Elbi reference)
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a risk of fire due to the degradation of the electrical contacts of the timer. When the washing machine is in the spin drying cycle, the timer may overheat and subsequently cause fire to the washing machine.

Voluntary recall from consumers and corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.&#xd;&#xa;Press release has been issued.&#xd;&#xa;&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  Unknown
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Italy
Alert submitted by: Greece
 
Alert number: 0919/07
Product:  Three-way electrical adaptor
Name: 
Risk type: Fire
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: SOLID
Type / number of model:  Type 4RW-2-1 (on the label); P90 (on the product), EAN: 5907736500017
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses a serious risk of fire because:

- the insulated material did not withstand the glow wire test,

- the perimeter of impression in the insulated material was greater than 2,5 mm.
Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities. Press release has been issued.
Description:  The product is marked with CE, SOLID, Pmax2500W, 250V, P90 for 2,5A+2x10
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
 
Alert number: 0926/07
Product:  Electric warmer
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: "BRZ"
Type / number of model:  GEMR-2-60
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks

The product poses risk of electric shock because:

- the internal wires with a basic insulation are accessible,

- at test the operation power is 52 W, which exceeds the permissible limit of 42W,

- there is incomplete marking of flexible parts,

- the instructions for use are missing.

This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities&#xd;&#xa;
Description:  Warmer is packed in cardboard box
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Belarus
Alert submitted by: Lithuania