Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Week 41 - 2004

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

Electric Hot jug "Severin" (Models: WK 3480, WK 3481, WK 3484, WK 9658 und WK 9659;
Serial N.BQ, CQ, DQ, February, March, April 2004).
Origin: Germany.


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Risk of burn or fire; The self extinguishing device can be defective. The hot jug can overheat and cause the total evaporation of the water with a risk of fire. Voluntary recall by the producer.
02 Hungary

50 models of gas novelty lighters imitating objects, animals, fruits;
Some producing sound and/or light effects.
Origin: Unknown.

Risk of burns and fire; The toy-appearance and the sound/light effects are 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. Banned from the market by the authorities.
03 Hungary

Five black air soft plastic guns (toys) with yellow ammunitions:
1) M260 A Air Soft Gun;
2) CYMA SIG SG 551 (P.2088+) Air Sport Gun.;
3) YS 208 Air Sport Gun;
4) HUANG HE M 2000 Air Soft Gun;
5) M659 Air Soft Gun.
Origin: China.


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Risk of injury; Excessive kinetic energy (above the permitted 0,08 J);
The toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards
Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities and embargo ordered by the custom authorities.
04 Poland

Two models of FIAT cars:
"Siena 1,6" and "Palio WE 1,6".
Serial N°: from 3000042 to 3073571.

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Risk of fire; The fuel gallery can be damaged wiping on the air filter with a risk of fuel leak in the engine chamber. Voluntary information and corrective action by the producer.
05 Spain

Table lamp with base in the shape of a standing teddy bear with a lampshade on its head.
Origin: Unknown.

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Risk of electric shock; Unsafe features for the wire sections and fixations. Additionally the toy-design of the product places children at risk of electric shock. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards. Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
06 Spain

Elastic vehicle luggage straps "NOVEDADES LEIVA, S.L.", with metal hooks.
Origin: China.

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Risk of injury; Insufficient resistance of the metal hooks which can loose their shape, rebound and strike the user. The products do not comply with the relevant standards.

Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
07 Spain

Road motorcycle KAWASAKI "VN 2000", 2000cc.
Origin: Japan.

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Risk of injury; The front brake function can be compromised as the front brake hose can become trapped between the front fork and the mudguard.

Voluntary information and corrective action by the distributor.
08 Spain

Electronic Dart Board "Paili -PL-08", with six darts, eight different games and 30 options.
Origin: China

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Risk of injury; Sharpened unprotected darts' tips. The dart board appears to be a toy while darts are excluded from the Toys Directive. Missing instructions and safety information. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

09 Hungary

Three models of electrical toy cars with remote control and battery charger.
Two off-road racing cars:
TX - "Victor", n° 0998CH and
TX - "Violent Storm", n° 0928CH-1.
One road racing car: HUAN QI - Speed Racer, n° 2119DY".
Origin: China.

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Risk of electric shock; Live parts are accessible and the shapes of the plugs do not comply with the relevant European standards. Missing and/or inappropriate information, instructions and warnings.

Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

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