Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Week 25 - 2004

No. Notifying Member States Product
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Danger Measures adopted by
notifying country
01 Spain

Electric lighting: lamp projecting moving beams of light.
Model: Mini Comet (China)


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Risk of electric shock: deficient labelling, non-earthed metal parts accessible and temperature exceeding the permitted limit (overheating).
The product does not fulfil requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard
Voluntary withdrawal from sale by the distributor.
02 Ireland

Electric lighting: compact electronic fluorescent ceiling lamp.
Model: 2D 16W.
Produced by Suzhou.

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Electric shock. Fails to comply with the requirements on marking, construction and protection against electric shocks of the applicable legislation (Directive 73/23/EEC on low-voltage electrical products. Voluntary withdrawal from sale by the importer.
03 Spain

Steam iron: Prostyle SI 8520. Brand: Braun.
Serial numbers affected: 409, 410 and 411 produced from 8-21 March 2004.

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Risk of electric shock when the iron is plugged in or unplugged due to a defect in the mains connection lead. Voluntary withdrawal from sale and product recall by the producer in the countries concerned: Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic.
04 Germany

Electrical hot glue gun.
Type: DS-010. EAN 8714892240100 produced by Toko.

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Risk of electrical shock. Information on safe use and maintenance is not provided; the power connection point is uninsulated, the housing material is too thin; and the insulation of the heating element is deficient. Ban on sales ordered by the authorities.
05 United Kingdom

Candle Wreath.
Metal ring, with artificial red leaves, gold coloured fruit and berries, greenery, gold coloured fir cones and red berries distributed by Brechin Castle Centre.

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Fire risk: when a candle is left burning inside the wreath, it can set the decorations alight. The labelling on the wreath does not warn of the dangers of flammability when used with candles. Ban on sales ordered by the authorities.
06 United Kingdom

Candle Wreath.
Candle decoration with red artificial berries and green artificial leaves.
Brand: Junction Eighteen.

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Fire risk: when a candle is left burning inside the product, it can set the decorations alight. There is no warning on the decorative ring about the dangers of flammability when used with candles.

Ban on sales ordered by the authorities.
07 United Kingdom

Childcare article: Penguin & Whale - two water-filled teethers.
Brand: The Boots Company Plc. Item code: 497914/50
Batch code: 301WW.

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The liquid sealed inside the teether may contain higher than normal levels of sterilisation solution (Sodium Hypochlorite - common bleach). Although these teethers do not leak in normal use, if the teether breaks or is punctured the solution can cause burns to a baby's mouth or eyes and would cause intense irritation.

Voluntary withdrawal from sale and product recall by the importer.
08 United Kingdom

Childcare article: 2 water-filled cooling teethers in various shapes: sun, cloud, rainbow and moon and stars.
Brand: Tommee Tippee.
Item code: 43620614
Batch code: 105XX.

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The liquid sealed inside the teether may contain higher than normal levels of sterilisation solution (Sodium Hypochlorite - common bleach). Although these teethers do not leak in normal use, if the teether breaks or is punctured the solution can cause burns to a baby's mouth or eyes and would cause intense irritation.

Voluntary withdrawal from sale and product recall by the importer.

09 United Kingdom

Childcare article: multicoloured chewy chain teether. Chain with five teether links IBERIC. Brand: Tommee Tippee. Item code: 486522/41. Batch code: 316XX.

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The liquid sealed inside the teether may contain higher than normal levels of sterilisation solution (Sodium Hypochlorite - common bleach). Although these teethers do not leak in normal use, if the teether breaks or is punctured the solution can cause burns to a baby's mouth or eyes and would cause intense irritation.

Voluntary withdrawal from sale by the importer, product recall and notification of businesses supplied with the affected batches of product in Spain.

10 United Kingdom

Childcare article: Multicoloured chewy chain with five teether links in shapes and characters from Winnie the Pooh.
Brand: Tommee Tippee.
Item code: 486522/40.
Batch code: 110WW, 227XX, 315WW and 329WW.

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The liquid sealed inside the teether may contain higher than normal levels of sterilisation solution (Sodium Hypochlorite - common bleach). Although these teethers do not leak in normal use, if the teether breaks or is punctured the solution can cause burns to a baby's mouth or eyes and would cause intense irritation.

Voluntary withdrawal from sale by the importer, product recall and notification of businesses supplied with the affected batches of product in Greece, Italy, Denmark, France and Belgium.

11 Finland

Soother holder.
Brand: Fehn (Germany).
Type: DoBabyDoo art. 190687

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Risk of choking especially for small children for whom the product is intended: Small parts can brake off and can cause choking if they are put in the mouth. In tension tests the nose of an animal figure came off.

The product does not fulfil the requirements of the relevant European standard EN-12586.

Voluntary withdrawal from sale by the retailer.

12 Finland

Soother holder. Brand: GEBI (Germany). See photograph for details of the product.

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Risk of choking and asphyxiation especially for small children for whom the product is intended: Small parts can brake off and can cause choking if they are put in the mouth. Diameter of ventilation holes too small (less than 4mm, total area of ventilation less than 40sq mm).

The product does not fulfil the requirements of the relevant European standard:

Voluntary withdrawal from sale.

13 Finland

Soother holder.
Brand: TIGEX (France).
Packaging: e-sucette avec chainette.
Code L21263346002

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Risk of choking especially for small children for whom the product is intended: Small parts can brake off and can cause choking if they are put in the mouth. In tension tests the nose of an animal figure came off. In the impact resistance tests the soother chain and its fastener broke.

The product does not fulfil the requirements of the relevant European standard:

Voluntary withdrawal from sale.

14

Spain

Microwave coffee maker.
Packaging: Cafetera microondas 3 or 9 tazas/Coffe microwaves 3 or 9 cups.
Item n°: 06044 (3 cups) and 06045 (9 cups).
Barcode: 8432655060443.

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Risk of lesion and burns. Non-compliance with safety requirements on steam output and on instructions for use. Invalid use of CE marking.

Ban on sales ordered by the authorities.

15

Spain

Electric lighting: illuminated pictures - waterfall.
Made in China.

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Risk of electric shock: lack of protection against electric shock, lack of resistance to humidity, cross-section of wires smaller than required.

The product does not fulfil the legal requirements of Directive 73/23/EEC on low-voltage electrical products and the relevant European standard EN 60598-2-4

Ban on sales ordered by the authorities.

16

Finland

Helmet for equestrian activities/horse riding (Personal protective equipment).
Brand: LAS (Italy).
Model: Super Prince Professional

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Risk of injury: inadequate protection in an accident. The helmet does not fulfil the requirements for shock absorbing capacity and does not protect the user well enough against penetration of branches and its retention system may fail.

The product does not fulfil the legal requirements of Directive 89/686/EEC and the relevant European standard EN 1384.

Voluntary withdrawal from sale.

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