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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

Week 26 - 2012

Corrigendum Notification 0744/12 from week 20 of 2012 has been permanently removed following further information received from the notifying country.
Alert number: A12/0946/12
Product:  Bed "Flexa4dreams"
Name: 
Risk type: Strangulation
Category: Furniture
Brand: Flexa
Type / number of model:  80-01307-1/-2
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of strangulation because items such as drawstrings from clothing could get stuck between the platform and the slide because the fitting is placed too low. The head of a child could also get stuck in the platform´s opening towards the outside.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-8..
Voluntary information to consumers on the risks
Description:  A wooden platform for a medium height bed with a slide.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Estonia
Alert submitted by: Denmark
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Cyprus, Austria
  
Alert number: A12/0929/12
Product:  Thermos flask "Termo"
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Kitchen/cooking accessories
Brand: Leopard
Type / number of model:  Ref. 0106090304. 1 L
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a chemical risk because of the presence of asbestos fibres in the separators of the double glass wall of the thermos flask.
The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Blue thermos flask with white cup. The lable reads: "Leopard Casa y Jardin.- Termo 1 litro".
Batch number / Barcode:  8401060903041
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
 
Alert number: A12/0947/12
Product:  Laser pointer key-ring "3 in 1 Laser & LED Light"
Name: 
Risk type: Damage to sight
Category: Laser pointers
Brand: KALIQI
Type / number of model:  2011101
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of damage to sight because it is a Class 3B laser.
In addition, the product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 60825-1 with respect to classification, labelling, user information and engineering requirements.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Laser and LED flashlight, in the form of a key-ring. Approx. dimensions: 11.7x2.2x1.7 cm (with the ring). The head of the product is silver, while the body has various colours (green, silver, red, brown, purple or blue). The laser and the LED are operated by 3 AG13 button cells. The products are packed in black box (24 items, approx. dimensions: 16x11x7.5 cm).
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Greece
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovenia
   
Alert number: A12/0931/12
Product:  Glue
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Chemical products
Brand: Pyramid
Type / number of model:  6868 Barcode (by importer): 6438151006314, Barcode (by producer): 9557272868681
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 42 % by weight of chloroform.
The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the importer.
Description:  Package containing one metal tube with a plastic stopper, containing 3 grams of liquid adhesive. The packaging is marked “Super Glue”, “Cyanoacrylate Adhesive”, “New No.6868”, “Glass, Ceramics, Wood, Plastic, Rubber, Metal, Concrete”, “Extra Super Power”, “Net. 3g”, “Warning: eye irritant bonds skin in seconds, keep out of the reach of children”, “extra super power”. The back of the package bears inscriptions in English concerning the application, handling care and the name of company.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Estonia
   
Alert number: A12/0939/12
Product:  Portable lamp "Dual-Powered LED Lantern"
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock, Fire
Category: Lighting equipment
Brand: Unknown
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The cross-section of the mains cable is insufficient and the pins of the plug do not have sufficient mechanical strength. As a result, there is a risk of fire due to the cable overheating and a risk of electric shock due to damage to the plug.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
Import rejected by the customs authorities.
Description:  Black LED portable lamp with handle. Height: 20 cm, diameter: 9 cm. Rechargeable alkaline battery (zinc and manganese) (12 V), AC/DC 110 V adaptor; supplied with mains cable.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Belgium
   
Alert number: A12/0940/12
Product:  Portable lamp "Emergency Lamp Torch"
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock, Fire
Category: Lighting equipment
Brand: Aijia
Type / number of model:  AJ-2818
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The cross-section of the mains cable is insufficient and the pins of the plug do not have sufficient mechanical strength. As a result, there is a risk of fire due to the cable overheating and a risk of electric shock due to damage to the plug.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
Import rejected by the customs authorities.
Description:  Portable beige plastic LED lamp (29 LEDs) with FM/AM/SW radio; DC4.5V (1.5Vx3) battery and a AC110/220V - 60 Hz rechargeable battery; dimensions: 22x11x7cm; mains connection cable.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Belgium
   
Alert number: A12/0944/12
Product:  LED lamp "LED 150lm"
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Lighting equipment
Brand: Ledmix
Type / number of model:  244
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The combined creepage distance between live parts and accessible metal parts is not sufficient.
As a result, it is possible to touch part of the product that is at high voltage and receive an electric shock.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60968.
Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.
Description:  LED lamp: 3W-GU10, 230V, 50Hz, 150lm
Batch number / Barcode:  6 430035 082445
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
   
Alert number: A12/0928/12
Product:  Passenger car "Outlander"
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: Mitsubishi
Type / number of model:  Type: CWB, model:, EC type approval: e1*2001/116*0482. The vehicles concerned by the recall were built in 2011.
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
There is a possibility that the parking brake cable might not have been properly hooked inside the brake shoe lever during vehicle assembly. As a result, there is a risk that the cable can suddenly become loose during transport/use of the car, leading to loss of parking (emergency) brake function.
Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities
Description:  Passenger car
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Japan
Alert submitted by: Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Sweden, United Kingdom
Alert number: A12/0936/12
Product:  Motor scooter
Name: JET4
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Motor vehicles
Brand: SYM
Type / number of model:  JET4 50 (AD05W), JET4 125 (AD12W)
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
There is a risk that the welding point of the pillion step with the frame may fracture.
As a result the passenger may fall.
Recall of the product from end users
Description:  Motor scooter
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Taiwan
Alert submitted by: Greece
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom
Alert number: A12/0924/12
Product:  Braiding strands "Scoubidou – Rainbow"
Name: 
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Toys
Brand: Top Media
Type / number of model:  Art. No 170294
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 7.5% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).
According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
Voluntary withdrawal of the product from the market.
Description:  Braiding strands consisting of transparent, colourless plastic with a round cross-section, containing textile cords in the inner cavity in various neon colours, in some cases metallic Lurex yarns.
Batch number / Barcode:  4 260223 170294
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
   
Alert number: A12/0926/12
Product:  Soap bubble toy "Espumola"
Name: 
Risk type: Microbiological
Category: Toys
Brand: Super Pompas
Type / number of model:  Ref. 05914
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a microbiological risk because the mesophilic aerobic microorganism count in the soapy water is too high (2.7x104 cfu/ml). There is a risk of infection if the liquid is swallowed or comes into contact with the skin.
The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Tubes for making soap bubbles. The product bears a label marked "Super Pompas And Espumola".
Batch number / Barcode:  8422838059142
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Portugal
  
Alert number: A12/0927/12
Product:  Soap bubble toy "Music Bubble Gun"
Name: 
Risk type: Microbiological
Category: Toys
Brand: Erjutoys
Type / number of model:  Ref. JU6301
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a microbiological risk because the mesophilic aerobic microorganism count in the soapy water is too high (1.9 x 106 cfu/ml).
The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Transparent gun with light which makes soap bubbles. On one side it is marked with the text "Music Bubble Gun". It comes in blister packaging. The front of the packaging indicates, among other things: "Pistola Burbujas con Luz". The references on the back include the importer's details.
Batch number / Barcode:  8435235863014
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
  
Alert number: A12/0932/12
Product:  Girls’ shorts
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Caiba
Type / number of model:  Model: MT-368
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a non-fixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends in the waist area.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Yellow shorts with two white stripes. The waist of the shorts includes a non-fixed drawstring with knots and metal toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with an inscription: „Cecil Mebee”. Size: 134, 140, 152
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Hungary
  
Alert number: A12/0933/12
Product:  Girls’ leisure trousers
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: AD miring
Type / number of model:  Model: K-8710
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of a non-fixed drawstring in the waist area.
The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Girls’ leisure trousers with two pockets in pink colour. The left pocket is decorated with flowers and leaves. The waist part of the trousers includes an unattached drawstring. Size: 104, 128 cm.
Batch number / Barcode:  7375405995545
Country of origin: Unknown
Alert submitted by: Hungary
  
Alert number: A12/0934/12
Product:  Child’s outfit
Name: 
Risk type: Injuries, Strangulation
Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items
Brand: Huasheng
Type / number of model:  E-374B
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a risk of strangulation and injuries because the hood of the sweatshirt and the waist part of the trousers include non-fixed drawstrings. There are plastic toggles on the ends of the drawstring in the hood.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Outfit for young children consisting of trousers and sweatshirt with hood and zip-fastener. The hood of the sweatshirt and the waist part of the trousers includes non-fixed drawstrings with plastic toggles on the ends. The product is decorated with inscriptions: „K”, „BOVIERMAN DRIVESPORTS CLUB SPORTS”, „M56 SPECIALIS M-56”. Size: 134
Batch number / Barcode:  598258181
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Hungary
  
Alert number: A12/0938/12
Product:  Portable radio "Radio - High Sensitivity Antenna - 5 band"
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock, Fire
Category: Communication and media equipment
Brand: Waxiba
Type / number of model:  XB-822
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The cross-section of the mains cable is insufficient and the pins of the plug do not have sufficient mechanical strength. As a result, there is a risk of fire due to the cable overheating and a risk of electric shock due to damage to the plug.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60065.
Import rejected by the customs authorities.
Description:  Black and brown plastic portable radio, rectangular shape (17x11x6 cm); operates on mains, AC/220V/50Hz, and with two UM.1X2 batteries.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Belgium
  
Alert number: A12/0943/12
Product:  Mobile phone "Classic"
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Communication and media equipment
Brand: Nu:fone
Type / number of model:  C45240
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The clearance / creeping distances in the mains charger are not sufficient. As a result, it is possible to touch part of the mains charger that is at high voltage and receive an electric shock.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Mobile phone supplied with mains charger.
Batch number / Barcode:  6 416280 435519
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
   
Alert number: A12/0945/12
Product:  Home entertainment system "Hemmabio" 7'' LCD DVD player / Hifi system
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Communication and media equipment
Brand: Blueray
Type / number of model:  CJ-702LDVD
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
Live connectors of the mains switch are accessible via the round holes at the bottom of the enclosure of the product. The clearances / creepage distances between the primary and the secondary windings are not sufficient. As a result, it is possible to touch part of the product that is at high voltage and receive an electric shock.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60065.
Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Home entertainment system. 100-240VAC, 60/50Hz, class II. Power: 2x20W, Kodak picture CD compatible, DVD Video, MPEG4 Digital video, Jpeg, TFT.
Batch number / Barcode:  0206702760086
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland
   
Alert number: A12/0930/12
Product:  Hair shampoo "Haar-Vital"
Name: 
Risk type: Microbiological
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: Aina
Type / number of model:  Haar Vital 100ml, HV 643
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The product poses a microbiological risk because it is contaminated by pathogenic organisms such as mesophilic aerobic microorganisms (2.4x104 cfu/ml), Pantoea (8.7x103 cfu/ml) and Pseudonmonas aeruginosa (2x104 cfu/ml).
Recall from consumers and information to themRecall from consumers and information to them
Description:  White plastic bottle with screw top and adhesive label; content: 100 ml.
Batch number / Barcode:  9005546004544
Country of origin: Austria
Alert submitted by: Austria
 
Alert number: A12/0937/12
Product:  Wooden table lamp
Name: 
Risk type: Burns, Fire
Category: Decorative articles
Brand: Mester Grønn
Type / number of model:  139602
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
The lamp is only designed for tea light candles, but the candle holder is big enough to also hold larger candles. The product label does not specify what kind of candles should be used so if a large candle is placed in the lamp and left unattended, the wood in the lamp could catch fire.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.
Description:  Small turquoise wooden table lamp for tea light candles. Sold without packaging.
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Norway
 
Alert number: A12/0925/12
Product:  Electronic Multimeter "Multímetro Electrónico"
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: V&F
Type / number of model:  ref. 14016
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
There is a risk of electric shock since live parts are accessible.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 61010.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Black multimeter with manual probe on white screen and red and black wires. The product comes in blister packaging.
Batch number / Barcode:  88620009140161
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Spain
   
Alert number: A12/0935/12
Product:  Hairdryer "Mini Travel Hair Dryer"
Name: 
Risk type: Fire
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: Fabulous
Type / number of model:  FB-0307A
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
There is a risk of fire due to the low quality of the general assembly of the product and incorrect plug sizes and wiring.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant national standard BS 1363.
Voluntary recall from consumers .
Description:  Small travel hairdryer
Batch number / Barcode: 
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Ireland
 
Alert number: A12/0941/12
Product:  Power inverter "Mobile Power Inverter"
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: Genius Power
Type / number of model:  GP-12-150F
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
When connecting or removing a plug from the socket, it is possible to unintentionally touch the live pins and receive an electric shock.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Power inverter to convert DC 12V to AC 220V-240C 50Hz 150W
Batch number / Barcode:  6 416280 435519
Country of origin: Taiwan
Alert submitted by: Finland
   
Alert number: A12/0942/12
Product:  Mains adaptor "220 V AC Adaptor"
Name: 
Risk type: Electric shock
Category: Electrical appliances and equipment
Brand: König Gaming
Type / number of model:  GAMWII-CA05
Type of alert:  Products with serious risks
Clearance / creeping distances are not sufficient. As a result, it is possible totouch part of the product that is at high voltage and receive an electric shock.
The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60065.
Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.
Description:  Mains adaptor, 100-240V, class II, 12VDC, 3.7A
Batch number / Barcode:  5 412810 108251
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Finland