Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Week 36 - 2004

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

Electric wall light
Moroccan wall light with leather shade.
Origin: Morocco.


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Risk of electric shock; several connecting leads have only basic insulation. The lamp does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards. Voluntary discontinuation of marketing by the retailers.
02 Spain

Motorcycles Honda XL 1000cc (1000V/VA) and XL 125cc (125V3/4). Chassis number in range
VTMSD02A03E020002
VTMSD02A03E022789
VTMSD02A04E030002
VTMSD02A04E032701
VTMSD02C04E500002
VTMSD02C04E500361
b) 125cc motorcycle with chassis number in range
VTMJC32A03E020242
VTMJC32A03E020804
VTMJC32A04E030002
VTMJC32A04E036038
Origin: Spain.

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Risk of injury; the side-stand cut-out mechanism does not cut the ignition and allows riders to drive off with the side-stand in the lowest position where it may hit the ground with possibility of accident. Voluntary corrective action by the distributor; information of dealers and owners.
03 Slovenia

Portable electric heating plate with handle (ARDES/CICO Art. 35, Bar code 8004032000351).
Origin: Italy.

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Risk of electrical shock or fire; excessive temperatures raised in different parts of the appliance and absence of a cord anchorage avoiding strain and twisting of the supply cord. The heating plate does not comply with the relevant European standards. Voluntary recall of the product.
04 Portugal

Windscreen Splintex for Volkswagen Beatle car.
Origin: Unknown.

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Risk of injury; in case of accident the windscreen fixation joint may not be strong enough to maintain the windscreen in place. Voluntary corrective action by the distributor; information of retailers and owners.
05 Spain

Plasma television (Grundig - Tharus 110, PW 110-9410 TOP, GBB2300; EAN code: 4.013.833.592.105).
Origin: Germany.

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Risk of injury; following certain installations under specific temperatures, the front pane of glass may become detached due to poor adhesion and break. Voluntary corrective action by the distributor; information of consumers and distribution network.
06 France

Three sorts of car ski carriers to be magnetically fixed on the roof
("Citroën" - ELISSE ESY REF 9416.64, "Tornado" - MADL 9/182748 Art N° 8627, "Big" - 8620 BIG).
Origin: Italy.

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Risk of injury; the load and the accessory can slide from the roof of the vehicle with a risk of accident. The products do not comply with the relevant draft international standard (ISO/DIS).

Voluntary recall of the products and request for corrective action by the authorities.
07 Cyprus

Eleven models of gas novelty lighters imitating objects, parts of human beings and animals.
Origin: China.

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Risk of burns and fire; the toy-appearance is likely to be attractive to children. The risk of burns is increased by the absence of any labelling or instruction as to how the flame is produced which can lead to accidental ignition if children play with the lighters.

Withdrawal form the market ordered by the authorities.
08 France

Cuddly Camel (Pia Holland - 5482 TL SCHIJNDEL.).
Origin: Unknown.

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Risk of suffocation due to the release of small parts and to the presence of sharp points.
The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary corrective action by the distributor.

09 Poland

Children's bed
(IKEA - "TASSA" - Article N° 500.635.80 - series N° 0324-0325 2 - red colour; Article N° 600.614.76 - series N° 0325 - blue colour).
Origin: Sweden.

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Risk of injury and/or scratching; the exposed upper edges of the bed's sides are sharp and the rungs have a rough surface. The beds do not comply with the relevant European standards.

Voluntary withdrawal from the EU market by the retailer and interruption of the production by the producer.

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