Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Week 34 - 2004

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

Cosmetic Product: ROSANCE X20 Strong Lightening Oil (Batch No. 3K21)
Origin: France


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The test shows that the product contains 7.69g/100g of the substance Hydrochinon, which is not allowed in cosmetic products according to the Cosmetics legislation. The importer of the products denies any connection with the product and has no list of distributors. The regional & local authorities have started investigations. Placing on the market has been prohibited.
02 Germany

Hand gloves for professional use (Arbeitshandshuhe)
Model: 0360
Origin: China.

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Health Hazard due to the product's chemical composition.
When submitted to the relevant test, a high chromium concentration was reported.
In Germany, the product was only sold to one company from the importer and remaining stock was recalled by distributor.
03 Hungary

Child Care article Baby table Ware set CM - 0033414 -
Origin: Spain

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Risk of damage of health The teat and straw contain phthalate. (The teat and straw contain di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, teat: 47,25 m/m% ±5 rel.%; straw: 20,49 m/m% ±5 rel.%) Supply to the market banned by the authority. Recall from the consumers' market ordered by the authority.
04 Hungary

Child care article
Baby milk powder dispenser & milk bottle - Vidal BABY COLLECTION 0211098
Origin: Unknown

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Risk of damage of health
The teat contains phthalate. (The teat contains di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate 47,73 m/m% ±5 rel.%)
Supply to the market banned by the authority. Recall from the consumers' market ordered by the authority.
05 Hungary

Child care article
Toilet sponge for children (in a shape of a whale & fish) - V0006331
Mundi China
Origin: Spain

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Risk of injury and suffocation.
Small eyes of the toilet sponge can be swallowed.
Supply to the market banned by the authority. Recall from the consumers' market ordered by the authority.
06 United Kingdom

Garden Furniture
Sandhurst chair, part of Sandhurst garden set - ASDA KU4463SU/1684633 -
Origin: Vietnam
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High risk of injury Entrapment hazard that could cause loss or major injury to users' fingers. No locking mechanisms are present to avoid hands/fingers to fall between the underside of the seat.

Suspension notices have been issued nationwide to a number of companies selling various brands of the chairs with the same folding mechanism. Those various companies are requested to adapt this type of chair to remove the unsafe aspect of the design.

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