Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Week 29 - 2004

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

Tattoo ink (Starbrite Colors - Black Magic - Lot. 7996989). Phial (20 oz) of tattoo ink in plastic packaging with screw top.

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The colouring material of vegetable origin contains mould / fungi of the Acremonium genus. The inoculation of this pigment into skin may cause skin inflammation / infection. Compulsory ban ordered by the authorities.
02 Czech Republic

Electrical lighting (Neuvedeno Super Jet). Portable lamp with three bulbs and an integrated battery connected to an integrate charger.

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Risk of electric shock due to inappropriate insulation, excessive leakage of current, insufficient diameter for wire and pins, defective cable protection and fixations. The product does not comply with the safety requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and relevant European standards. Ban from the market ordered by the authorities.
03 Spain

Yoyo Water Ball (Neon Smile Face - Ref. GW 20/187). Elastic plastic liquid filled ball in the form of a smiling face, connected to a plastic ring with an elastic strap.
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When swung around the head the elastic cord stretch considerably and may wrap around a child's neck causing strangulation. Once wrapped, the cord is difficult to remove. Importation refused by the customs authorities.
04 Portugal

Novelty gas lighters. 19 models imitating human beings or animals. Some of them are also presented as key holders.
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All lighters present a risk of burns and fire, because of child misuse due to the appearance which is likely to be attractive to children. Some of them have their toy-like nature reinforced by the sound and/or lighting effects produced. The risk of burns is increased by the absence of any labelling or instructions as to how the flame is produced. Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
05 Sweden

Wheeled Child Conveyance (Emmaljunga Baby Edge). Four wheeled chassis with pram body and seat unit.

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Risk of injury as the brake may be inadvertently released. Voluntary recall by distributor for making corrective actions.
06 Sweden

Wheeled Child Conveyance (Sofi). Four wheeled chassis with pram body and seat unit.
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Risk of suffocation: As the attachment of the textile part failed the test of the relevant standards, there is a risk that the child may push itself out between the hood and the back and thereby be hanged.

Voluntary recall by distributor for making corrective actions.
07 Sweden

Wheeled Child Conveyance (Eurobaby Duo Finesse Combi). Four wheeled chassis with pram body and seat unit.

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Risk of suffocation: As the attachment of the textile part failed the test of the relevant standards, there is a risk that the child may push itself out between the hood and the back and thereby be hanged.

Voluntary recall by distributor for making corrective actions.

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