Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Week 32 - 2004

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

Product: Toys
Description: three models of squeeze toys.
Description:
1) Three soft PVC squeeze ducks (Brand: Children's Toys);
2) Three soft PVC squeeze babies with ball (Brand: Children's Toys);
3) A four pieces soft PVC squeeze duck family.
The first two bear the inscription "For ages 3+, Warning Choking hazard - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years".
Origin: China.


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Suffocation. In all cases when submitted to the relevant resistance tests, the squeeze device pulled off presenting choking risks. In addition the products contain plastic softeners (phthalates - DEHP and DINP) banned by a Commission Decision aimed at avoiding assimilation of these substances through saliva, by children under three years of age, for toys and childcare articles intended to be placed in the mouth. The placing on the marked of all these squeeze toys was prohibited by the authorities.
02 Hungary

Product: Toys.
Name: Rattles.
Description: Two rattles.
The first consists of a smiling sunflower with a long handle, the second one, of an animal (cat) with also a long handle.
Brand: Unknown.
Type/number of model: Unknown.
Origin: China.

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Suffocation. Both rattles do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards: the handles are too long and, if put into the mouth, can cause vomiting and suffocation. The placing on the marked was prohibited by the authorities.
03 Hungary

Product: Toy.
Name: Rattle.
Description: The rattle consists of a bird in a round frame.
Origin: China.
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Suffocation. The rattle does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards: in the drop test the rattle crashed producing small sharp parts that, if put into the mouth, can cause suffocation. The placing on the marked was prohibited by the authorities.
04 Hungary

Product: Toy.
Name: Rattle.
Description: The rattle consist of a rabbit with a long handle.
Origin: China.
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Suffocation. The rattle does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards: the handle is too long and, if put into the mouth, can cause vomiting and suffocation; In the drop test the rattle crashed producing small sharp parts that, if put into the mouth, can cause suffocation. The placing on the marked was prohibited by the authorities.
05 Ireland

Product: Electrical equipment.
Name: Combination Power Adapter.
Description: See pictures.
Brand: Dell. 65-W Ac/DC Combination power adapter.
Type/number of model: HP-AF065B83.
Origin: China.

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Electrical shock. Risk of potential misuse: a third party lead when used with the adapter could result in a potential shock hazard. The connector plug is not "keyed designed": an inappropriate connector may be used with the adapter, which could result in a potential shock hazard. Replacement kit containing replacement AC and DC power cords provided voluntary by the producer. New instructions will be provided to consumers informing them to use only proper connectors with the adapter.

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