Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Week 47 - 2004

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

Moroccan electric desk lighting with leather lampshade.
Sold as "non electrified items", the electrical equipment is included in the set for self assembly.
Country of origin: Morocco.


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Risk of electric shock. Insufficient electric insulation, possible exposition to live parts. The product does not comply with the Low voltage Directive and the relevant European standards. Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
02 Germany

Moroccan electric wall lighting with leather lampshade.
Sold as "non electrified items", the electrical equipment is included in the set for self assembly.
Country of origin: Morocco.

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Risk of electric shock. Insufficient electric insulation, possible exposition to live parts. The product does not comply with the Low voltage Directive and the relevant European standards. Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
03 Poland

Tyres for Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) 4x4:
"BF Goodrich", manufactured from 11/04/04 to 24/04/04:
"DOT 1504" or "DOT 1604".
Sizes: a) 33X12.50R15 108 R BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/AKORWL;
b) LT235/70R16 104 S BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/AKORWL;
c) LT235/75R15 104 S BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/AKORWL.
Country of origin: USA

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Risk of injury. A technical default can cause tyres' vibrations that may cause steel belt separation, affecting the product safety characteristics. Voluntary information and corrective actions by the importer.
04 Poland

FIAT Ducato van vehicle.
Manufactured from June 2001 to December 2003;
range numbers from 7000001 to 7358857.
Made in different European factories.

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Risk of injury. The frontal flexible brake pipe can be damaged by touching other parts of the engine or of the car. The damage pipe can cause a break fluid leak. Voluntary information and corrective action by the distributor.
05 France

Beach chair "Transatlantique" with metallic frame and "Texaline" cloth;
25cm x 127cm x 86cm.
GENCODE 8 711295 384936.
Country of origin: Unknown.

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Risk of injury. Finger entrapment in the folding mechanism. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards. Voluntary withdrawal by the distributor.
06 Finland

Hunting rifles "Sako 75 and Tikka T3".
Bolt action hunting rifle.
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Risk of injury. A technical default can cause a rupture of the barrel.

Voluntary withdrawal, information of customers and corrective action.

Each one of these possible defective rifles has been identified by serial numbers, and the users are identified by national gun registers.
07 Estonia

Toy "Musical Rainbow Tower", N° 6565B.
Plastic coloured tower with musical effects, marked as not suitable for children under 3 years.
Country of origin: China.



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Risk of injury. The axle of the pyramid can be detached giving access to the sound source and to six needle-shaped axes. The warning does not sufficiently prevent the users target group from risks. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standards.

Information of customers and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
08 Poland

FIAT "Panda" car.
Manufactured from May 2003 to October 2003, motor car body number from 0000237 to 0057205.
Country of origin: Poland.

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Risk of injury. The system controlling the air bags can cause, under certain circumstances, abnormal functioning of the safety belts stretchers and air bags.

Voluntary information and corrective action by the distributor.

09 Greece

Bicycle spare parts: Stainless steel wire-ropes for brakes "SHIMANO".
Code numbers: U80098300 and double-edge wire-rope for brakes (U80098400 or U800988110);
letter "S" inscribed on the binding attachment.
Country of origin: Japan.


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Risk of injury. Possible detachment of the brake's wire-rope from the binding attachment of the edge of the wire rope, which would compromise the breaking function.

Voluntary information and withdrawal by the producer.

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