Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Week 35 - 2004

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

Rattles (Meitai Toy-Baby - N° 658). A guitar and a saxophone with long handles.
Origin: Unknown.



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Risk of suffocation because the rattles can crash producing small sharp parts and the handles are too long. The rattles do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards. Placing on the market was prohibited by the authorities and a recall from the consumers was ordered.
02 Spain

Two feeding bottles with cleaning brushes (AdR - Babybottle biberon c/ 2 accesorios, and HERSIG - Baby Plastic Bottle & Nipple).
Origin: China.
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Risk of dehydration or malnutrition: the calibrations marked on the feeding bottle exaggerate the actual volume with a risk of insufficient consumption of water and/or food. The feeding bottles do not comply with the relevant draft European standards. Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
03 Finland

Electric tile cutting machine (Deuzer - N° 22072).
Origin: China.


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Risk of injury as the machine can inadvertently start and electrical risk due to an inappropriate supply cord. The tile cutting machine does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standards. Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.
04 United Kingdom

Wooden decorative candle (Christmas World - Table Decoration). Carousel composed by candle holders and rotating animal and human figures.
Origin: Unknown.


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Risk of fire as the decorative candle can cause fire if smaller candles than required are used or if the decoration is left unattended or if children introduce materials that could ignite. In addition there are small detachable parts that may cause choking. Voluntary withdrawal by the distributor.
05 Greece

Outboard craft motors (Honda - BF6B and BF8A/B.
Origin: Japan.
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Risk of injury as the flywheel may present a hairline crack. In certain circumstances if the motor over-speed, the flywheel can break and project fragments. Voluntary recall by the importer and free replacement of the flywheel.
06 Spain

Glass pot for electric coffee-maker (FAGOR - CG812).
Origin: Spain.

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Risk of burns as the propylene handle of the pot can soften and can come off with the heat with a risk that the pot will be dropped and the hot liquid will be split. Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
07 Estonia

Pull-along toy (Dog with ball - N° 2058). Yellow dog with a transparent plastic ball containing small details.
Origin: China.

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Risk of suffocation as the plastic ball and the ears can break producing small parts that can be swallowed, and of strangulation due to the excessive length of the cord.
The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.
Withdrawal from the market ordered to the importer by the authorities, accompanied with publication of warnings.
08 France

Child's high chair (Hauck - Fun for Kids - “ Winnie”, Up n down high chair), with adjustable positions.
Origin: China.

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Risk of injury because of instability (can tip over). The high chair does not comply with the relevant French legislation. Voluntary withdrawal from the distributor.
09 Slovenia

Desk reading lamp (EGLO – 82538).
Origin: Austria.

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Risk of electric shock due to inadequate insulation of live parts and incomplete information / instructions. The luminaire does not comply with the relevant European standards. Voluntary recall of the product.

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