Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Week 40 - 2004

No. Notifying Member States Product
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Danger Measures adopted by
notifying country
01 Republic of Slovenia

Fifteen models of novelty gas lighters imitating objects or animals.
Some are also presented as key holders.
Origin: Unknown.


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Risk of burns and fire; The toy-appearance is 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.
02 Germany

Wheeled dog toy wearing small glasses and with bone in the mouth (Niagara Giocattoli Spa).
Origin: Italy.

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Risk of suffocation; The glasses can be detached and are very small. In addition they can easily break into smaller pieces that can be swallowed by children. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards. Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.
03 Slovak Republic

Two models of night electric lighting for children, intended to be directly plugged into 220v supply in order to avoid total obscurity during the night:
1) "Mini Night Lamp" - Ref. ZY 223;
Origin: China.

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2) "Dim Night Lighting" - Ref. HS-1088.
Origin: Unknown.

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Risk of electric shock; The lightings present unsafe features for: wires and switch for the first one, and wires and plug for the second one. The lamps do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards. Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
04 Germany

Electric fan "Fakir" (Ref. VL 45 SF, N° 69310090402).
Stand-alone model with remote control, three speeds and oscillation movement.
Origin: China.

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Risk of electric shock; Inadequate insulation of the housing and of the stand which can become lives. The fan does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive. Voluntary suspension of sales and product recall by the producer

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