Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Week 45 - 2004

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

Pull-along toy "Car-rabbit" (N° 125).
Origin: Unknown.


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Risk of injury. Unsafe features for: excessive length of the rope; insufficient mechanical resistance; presence of too small pieces. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards. Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.
02 Slovak Republic

Five-outlet white extension cord "Sunny".
Origin: Japan.

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Risk of electric shock. Unsafe features such as: inadequate cord anchorage; possible contacts with live parts; absence of earth connection. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards. Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
03 Slovak Republic

Desk lighting "Set Artist Lamp" (TL-160).
Origin: Unknown.

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Risks of electric shock/fire. Insufficient wire cross-sections; unsafe lamp holder; possible contacts of live parts; insufficient resistance to burning. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
04 Slovak Republic

Decorative lighting "Seabed Worid Lamp Lighting Move", representing the seafloor.
Origin: Unknown.

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Risks of electric shock/fire. Insufficient wire cross-sections; unsafe inner conductors, lamp holder and neon tube; possible contacts with live parts; insufficient resistance to burning. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards. Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
05 Slovak Republic

Desk lighting "Rainbow Lamp" (N° 6813).
Origin: Unknown.

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Risks of electric shock/fire. Insufficient wire cross-sections; unsafe lamp holder; possible contacts with live parts; insufficient resistance to burning. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards. Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
06 Slovak Republic

Desk lighting with dimmer and elastic fixing clip.
Origin: Unknown.

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Risks of electric shock/fire. Insufficient wire cross-sections; unsafe inner conductors and lamp holder, possible contact of live parts; insufficient resistance to burning of the lamp cover. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
07 Spain

Popcorn maker "Clatronic - Palomitero" (N° PM2665).
Origin: Germany.


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Risk of electric shock/burns. Accessible burning surfaces and insufficient electric insulation. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards. Additionally, the design of the product places children at risk of electric shock, as they may treat it as a toy while it is plugged into the main.

Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
08 Germany

Foot bath.
Origin: United Kingdom.

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Risks of Electric shock. The appliance works at 24v but the coupling device on the coil (electrolysis unit), due to inappropriate contact, can be connected to a 230v coupling device. Missing safety instructions/information. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.

09 Germany

Toy "Funny Bubble Putty" (EAN 8713219184431).
Origin: China.

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Chemical risk. The boric acid content poses a risk if the putty is placed in the mouth or swallowed.

Voluntary withdrawal from the market.

10 Spain

Suspendable toy "Little Bears".
Origin: China.

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Risk of injury/suffocation. The product presents sharpened areas and small pieces can be released and swallowed by a child. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

11 Germany

Electric coffee machine "Efbe-Schott" (TW 500 W).
Origin: China.

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Risk of electric shock/fire. Internal unsafe features such as inadequate wire fixing and section. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.

12 Hungary

Desk lamp (N° 3686887005153).
Origin: China.


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Risk of electric shock. Insufficient wires insulation, fixation and protection; unsafe lamp socket; insufficient stability. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.

13 Hungary

Plug adapter "EST".
Origin: Japan.

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Risk of electric shock. Live parts easily accessible and missing pins insulation. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.

14

Hungary

Night lamp "Heshi - Led" (HS-AJ08).
Origin: Unknown.

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Risk of fire. Insufficient fire resistance of the insulating lamp covering. The indicated voltage does not comply with Hungarian voltage (230 V rated voltage). The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.

15

Hungary

Soldering iron "Ling Long" (N° 121).
Origin: Unknown.

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Risk of electric shock/burning. Accessible live parts; insufficient electric resistance and pins diameter; missing information/instructions. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.

16

Hungary

Electric Glue gun "Ho Tin Plastic & Electronics" (HT-3101).
Origin: Unknown.

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Risk of electric shock/burning. Inadequate wire protection and fixation; insufficient diameter of the pins plug; missing information and absence of instructions in Hungarian. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.



Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.

17

Czech Republic

Children cot "KATERINA" (1.200 x 595 x 847 mm).
Origin: Poland.

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Risk of injury. Unsafe features concerning the stability, the strength of sides and the removable parts. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards.



Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.

18

Sweden

Children chair "IKEA" (models 4000.548.40; 17128; 16592).
Country of origin: Sweden.

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Risk of suffocation. The small red plastic feet can detach posing a risk for children below three years of age that may come in contact with the product (even if the chair is meant for children of the age of three and up).



Voluntary withdrawal from the market.

19

Czech Republic

Baby walker "Happy Baby - Baby walker, B&B" (BBW 1257),
enabling sitting or standing child to move around.
Origin: Taiwan.

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Risk of injury. Insufficient fire resistance; finger entrapment between game board and toy; radius of corners less than 2mm; absence of warnings/instruction for use. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards.



Voluntary withdrawal of the products and ban of marketing ordered by the authorities.

20

Czech Republic

Baby walker "Jogy-Dema " (T 1082F),
enabling sitting or standing child to move around.
Origin: Slovak Republic.

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Risk of injury. Insufficient fire resistance; sharp point on metal clip of the seat; absence of warnings/instruction for use. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards.



Voluntary withdrawal of the products and ban of marketing ordered by the authorities.

21

Czech Republic

Baby walker "Grillo - Cam" (C-V 230),
enabling sitting or standing child to move around.
Origin: Italy

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Risk of injury. Inadequate height of the seat; absence of warning. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards.



Voluntary withdrawal of the products and ban of marketing ordered by the authorities.

22

Czech Republic

Baby walker "ABC Design - Walker Bus - Baby walking frame" (N° 8403),
enabling sitting or standing child to move around.
Origin: Germany.

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Risk of injury. Insufficient fire resistance; sharp point on the screw fastening game board; inadequate height of the seat; absence of warnings. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards.



Voluntary withdrawal of the products and ban of marketing ordered by the authorities.

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