Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Week 20 - 2004

No. Notifying Member States Product
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Danger Measures adopted by
notifying country
01 Germany
Pink bear cuddly cushion (oval cushion with a bear's face, peaked cap on the top side;

hollowed out in the middle, made from terry towelling)


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Presence of carcinogenic substances (banned azo-dyes which may break down into carcinogenic amines). Voluntary product recall, distribution discontinued, and testing of further samples - monitored by the authorities.
02 France

Adjustable, rechargeable gas lighter in the shape of a tin of sardines.

Name: Champ tin can lighter.

Reference: 401-424


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Risk of burns for the user (during impact testing the upper part of the lighter fell off, leading to combustion of the uncovered parts and a risk of burns for the user). Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
03 Germany Aquarium picture electric lamp.

"Bildleuchte Aquarium "SEABED WORLD LAMP LIGHTING MOVE"

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Electric shock. Accessible parts inside, sharp edges at the cable entry. The warnings on the box are in English only. Voluntary discontinuation of marketing.
04 Germany
Toys (Bouncing ball with ca. 110 cm elastic cord).

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Strangulation. The elastic cord of the Bounce Ball can stretch to three times its original length and is a strangulation hazard since the ball can be used by children in throwing games and the rebound could cause the cord to wrap itself around the head of the thrower or other persons. Voluntary discontinuation of marketing
05 Germany

Electric lighting (energy saving lamp).

Model: SQI

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Electric shock. The upper and lower parts of several of the lamps inspected separated on removal from the packaging. Even when the lamp is closed, the assembly of the parts seems to lack the necessary mechanical strength. Voluntary discontinuation of marketing
06 Germany Toys made from expanding material - 'Coloured Growing' - 600% expansion).

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Risk of suffocation or fatal intestinal blockage. European standards specify that toys which can be swallowed may not expand by more than 50%. The tests showed that the animal shapes or parts of them could be swallowed by children. Voluntary discontinuation of marketing
07 Germany Salt crystal electric lamp. Brand: Halit / VK.

Model: SLK 1-30 3/01

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Electric shock. The salt crystal lamp has an unsecured, loose power cord which could be crushed and damaged when the lamp is moved or placed on its supporting surface. Technical measures to avoid the risk
08 Germany

Clothing (leather shorts with braces for children).

Model: 6N 1103 1600-1095, size 110.

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Carcinogenic chemical risk due to high chromium VI content. Withdrawal from the market ordered and a ban on sales.
09 Germany Toys (Jumping putty).

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Chemical risk. The boric acid content poses a risk if product is placed in the mouth, chewed, sucked or swallowed. Discontinuation of marketing and product recall - monitored by the authorities.

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