Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Week 26 - 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
Compulsory measure: withdrawal from the market.
02 Finland

Working gloves of leather and textile (Pakistan).
Brand: Soft Granberg.
Sizes 7, 9, 10 and 11 (2532 pairs).
Article number 113.1010.7

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Presence of carcinogenic chemical due to the use of banned azo colorants in the green textile (600 mg/kg Benzidine). The product does not fulfil requirements of the Directive on dangerous substances and preparations. Compulsory measure: import rejected by Finnish customs authorities.
03 France

Household stepladder. Brand: Por Equip (Portugal).
Aluminium six rungs.
Model: 2010006
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Risk of falling: the stilts of the stepladder can break under the first rung when someone stands on it. Voluntary measures by the retailer: withdrawal of products from sale - recall of products sold.
04 France

Combination aluminium ladder.
Brand: Por Equip (Portugal).
Reference: 1001302.
Two models, three sections of nine rungs each.
Length when fully extended: 6 metres.

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Risk of falling: insufficient resistance of the ladders, liable to break. Voluntary measure: impoundment of products. Compulsory measure: withdrawal of products from sale.
05 Germany

Toy: Plush teddy Bear manufactured of different coloured plush and artificial leather (China).
Brand: Beanpals Kellytoy, Los Angeles, C.A.
Type/number of model: PA 3495(RC).OH 17499.ME 3754, for ages 3 & up.

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Presence of carcinogenic chemical: the teddy bear's red bow was made using banned chemical as the red bow was found to contain 979 mg/kg of the released amine 3.3'-Dimethylbenzidine (CAS No 119-93-7). Voluntary withdrawal by the retailer (Magowsky, Lemgo - D)
06 United Kingdom

Universal Plug adapter "All-In-One" providing four different types of worldwide power connections (Taiwan).
Brand: TARGUS.
Type/number of model sold in Europe: PA033E (PA033U sold in US, PA033C sold in Canada, PA033B sold in Asia).

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Risk of electrical shock and fire due to pins diameter, missing insulation, undue possible contacts, etc. The plug adapter does not comply with existing security requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and relevant European standards.

Voluntary product recall by the producer.
07 France

Aluminium high-speed pressure cookers of 6, 8 and 12 litres (China)
Type C 18-28 (C20, C22, C24)

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Risk of explosion, injuries and/or burns: under pressure the lid may be ejected. Second-degree burns to a three-year-old child reported. Product not complying with basic requirements of Pressure Equipment Directive and relevant European standards.

Compulsory suspension of the marketing and withdrawal.
08 Portugal

24 novelty gas-lighters representing human beings, animals, different objects and unreal creatures.
Six of them are also presented as key holders.

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Risk of burn / fire. Risk of child misuse: because of their appearance these lighters may be attractive for children.

Compulsory withdrawal from the market.

09 Germany

Computer aluminium casing for 3.5" hard disk drive (Taiwan).
model: GEH434, 2004

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Risk of electrocution related to the defective mains connection cable supplied with (plug and the socket). Non-compliant with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary withdrawal from sale and product recall.

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