Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Week 43 - 2004

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

Three portable cooking appliances "Camping Gas":
Kitchen Grill, Kitchen Plus and Kitchen Extra;
Models: 69481, 69484 and 69 483.
Origin: Germany.


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Risk of injury. The gas connections may not be gastight. The products do not comply with the Gas Appliances Directive and the relevant European standards. Voluntary recall by the producer.
02 Germany

Air compressor tool "CMEC" model 51020 (manufactured in 2003).
Origin: China.

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Risk of injury. Weld fault in longitudinal seam of pressure vessel, which can suddenly break. The product does not comply with the Pressure Equipment Directive and the relevant European standards. Placing on the market voluntary suspended.
03 Greece

Mobile phone "Siemens",
serial 65;
Models: C, CX, M S, SL, CV, CT, CVX and CXT.
Origin: Unknown.

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Risk of injury. When the battery is low, the call is automatically stopped and the phone may start emitting a very intensive "inactivation sound". If near the user's ear, the sound can cause hearing damages. Information and corrective action by the producer.
04 Germany

Seven models of novelty gas lighters imitating objects or human body parts.
Origin: Unknown.

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Risks of burns/fire. The toy-appearance and the sound/light effects are attractive to children who are not aware as to how the flame is produced and can accidentally ignite the lighters while playing with them. Banned from the market by the authorities.
05 Iceland

Extension electric supply cord "Socket Outlet".
Two models: 2684 (4 socket outlet) and 2687 (5 socket outlets).
Origin: China.

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Risk of electric shock. Insufficient cross-sectional area of conductors and inadequate cord anchorages. The products do not comply with the relevant European standards. Banned from the market by the authorities.
06 Iceland

Bath sponges "Soleil Gifts";
Model: 3940300, representing a frog, a turtle and a duck
Origin: Unknown.

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Risk of suffocation. The small eyes of the animal sponges can be released. Risk increased by the appealing nature of the sponges to children. The products do not comply with the Toys directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary withdrawal from the market and information by the producer.
07 Iceland

Set of three spherical decorative candles "WT Waxy Facts - Salco Group PLS".
Origin: China.


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Risk of fire. The external coloured layer can catch fire from the wick, causing a rapid leak of the wax until the candle melt down still alight. The flame can last for 1-2 minutes.

Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.
08 Ireland

Cooking appliances "Electrolux AEG - Ceramic Glass, Touch Control Hob";
Models: AEG: 66201KF, 76301KF, 79301KF, 66300K;
Electrolux: EHS6651, EHS 6691X, EHS6691U.
Origin: Germany.

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Risk of urns/fire. The unit could remain "on" even if the hob main "off" switch has been pressed because of a software problem with electronic PCB which controls the hob.

Corrective action taken by the producer.

09 Germany

AC adapter for IBM ThinkPad notebook computer;
Model: 02K6549 (FRU N° 02K6550)
Origin: USA

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Risk of electric shock/fire. A defective soldering of the input cable can produce electric arcs causing overheating. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary recall and information by the producer.

10 France

Desk children lamp;
Model: 90336, representing a teddy bear made of green rigid foam;
Origin: Unknown.

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Risk of electric shock. Unsafe features for: the switch, wire fixation, and accessible live components. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the distributor.

11 Germany

Wooden garden folding chair "Holzklappstuhl Rahaus";
Model: Mauritius.
Origin: Unknown.

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Risk of injury. The metal folding mechanism may cause loss or major injury to users' fingers. The product does not comply with the relevant applicable standards.

Voluntary recall of the product by the distributor and placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.

12 Hungary

Cupboard "IKEA";
Model: Bertby - n° 380.472.10.
Origin: Unknown.

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Risk of injury. The screws are not adequate for the glass-case. The screws are to fix the hinge to the upper surface of the cupboard. The inadequate screws do not fix the cupboard safe to the wall.

Placing on the market suspended and corrective action by the distributor.

13 Lithuania

Plug adapter in two pieces "INOVAC/PLINTHELEC - Legrand".
Origin: France.

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Risk of electric shock. Live parts easy accessible, instable fixation of the plug while in use and insufficient resistance to heat. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Placing on the market voluntary suspended and embargo ordered by the authorities.

14

Ireland

Car vehicle "Citroen - C5";
Models produced up to 13/05/03.
Origin: France.

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Risk of injury. Under certain conditions (high mileage, severe operating conditions) the pressed aluminium road wheels can present a risk of cracking.

Voluntary information and corrective action by the producer.

15

Lithuania

Hair Dryer "Liuks";
Model: RCY-12 - 1.000W.
Origin: China.

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Risk of electric shock. Live parts easily accessible and missing safety information (no warning symbols, precautionary measures). The product does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Placing on the market voluntary suspended and embargo ordered by the authorities.

16

Hungary

Battery for Apple PowerBook G4;
Model: HQ404 to HQ408.
Origin: USA.

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Risk of burns/fire. The battery can overheat and might pose risk of fire/combustion.














Voluntary recall of the product by the producer.

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Estonia

White plastic handle and frame with four plastic coloured balls.
Origin: Poland.

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Risk of injury and suffocation. The rattle presents unsafe features for mechanical resistance. In case of impact the balls can break in small sharpened parts that can become lodged in a child's throat if swallowed. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Withdrawal and appropriate information ordered by the authorities.

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