Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Week 31 - 2004

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

Seven pull-along toys (looking like worms or other animals), consisting of different wheeled pieces, connected by a string, assembling larger pieces with beads and other small pieces.

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Funny Bug new style happy movement, NO.368A, NO.368B
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Space Worm, NO.2011
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Happy pet animal king, NO.1122
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Happy Elephant, NO.3318
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Happy Hippo, NO.3318
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Toy Beetle, NO.335
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Toy 95.03, wooden toy

Injury and suffocation.
When submitted to the relevant resistance tests, antenna's-springs pulled off presenting sharp-edged surfaces and different small parts were released presenting chocking risk if swallowed.
The placing on the market was suspended by the authorities.
02 Lithuania

Computer sound speakers.
Model: Trust 1500P Soundwave.
Origin: China.

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Electric shock.

When submitted to the relevant tests the following weaknesses were reported:
  • misguiding function switch which may lead to electric shock;
  • insufficient safety instructions;
  • absence of the required marking.
The placing on the market was suspended by the authorities.
03 France

Decorative candle wreath with beads.
Ref. NOZ 3623203.
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Fire hazard.
When a candle is left burning inside the ring, the product melts and may ignite.
Voluntary withdrawal from sale by the importer.
04 United Kingdom

Wooden garden folding chairs.

  • Model: Oxford hardwood chair (part of five piece set).
    Brand: Tesco.
  • Model: Medway Bistro Set.
    Brand: Focus.
  • Model: Monaco chair (Oakwood chair).
    Part of garden set.
    Brand: Homemaker

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Injuries, finger entrapment.
The metal folding mechanism may cause loss or major injury to users' fingers. The product does not comply with the relevant applicable standards.
Voluntary withdrawal from sale by the retailers and placing on the market suspended by the authorities.