Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Week 48 - 2004

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

Electric lighting "Aquarium Tropical Lamp",
Ref: JH-HB-018.
Country of origin: China


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Risk of electric shock. Unsafe lamp holder and switch; accessible live parts. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards. Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
02 Germany

Toy wooden puzzle "Mosaik",
N° 1038 - EAN 4008671010386.
Country of origin: Germany.

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Chemical risk. The toy contains an excessive level of formaldehyde (toxic upon inhalation, skin contact and swallowing). The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards. Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.
03 Germany

Electric strip halogen lighting "Landia",
Ref: 491102,
N° 1808656,
EAN 4710723466910.
Country of origin: China.

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Risk of electric shock. The lamp has two connecting plugs. The unused one is unsafely protected with an easily movable cap. Live parts in the immediate vicinity of the switch may become easily accessible. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards. Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
04 Portugal

Gas novelty lighters.
Six models imitating objects or animals, some of them producing sound and/or light effects.
Country of origin: Unknown

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Risks of burns and 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 Estonia

Toy mobile phone "3310 LCD",
imitation of real mobile phone.
Battery operated with sound function.
Country of origin: China.

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Risk of injury. The sound emitted exceeds the allowed limits and could damage children's ears. The Toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards. Voluntary market suspension; information and withdrawal ordered by the authorities.
06 Denmark

Firework "Wildfire Double Break Rocket",
Ref. N°3600.
Country of origin: China.

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Risk of injury. The product may set itself, spontaneously, on fire.

Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.
07 Denmark

Firework "Wildfire Triple Break",
Ref. N°3602.
Country of origin: China.

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Risk of injury. The product may set itself, spontaneously, on fire.

Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.

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