Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Week 51 - 2004

No. Notifying Member States Product
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Danger Measures adopted by
notifying country
01
0312/04
Germany

Lawnmower "Gardol",
4618 ER, N° C300271,
manufactured in 2003,
EAN 3345970841268, with fabric grass catcher.
Country of origin: France.



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Risk of injury. Possible ejection of objects, while operating, above the admitted 450mm line. The tool does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standards. Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the dealer.
02
0313/04
Germany

Lawnmower "Gardol",
3814 E, N° B301516,
manufactured in 2003,
EAN 3345970847390,
with fabric grass catcher.
Country of origin: France.


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Risk of injury. Possible ejection of objects, while operating, above the admitted 450mm line. The tool does not comply with the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standards. Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the dealer.
03
0314/04
France

Sixteen models of electronic alcoholometers:
Automan AML 208 ;
Alcosafe KX 188 BMK II ;
Alcooguide;
Seju Engeenering Safe Mate ;
Digital clip sonic TEC 14;
CA 2000; Alcotest 2000 AML 201 VM;
Automan AML 201; Automan AML 399;
ABT 588; DADPR CA 2000;
ETHYLO 1600 (FIT 138)
Numéros lots contrôlés 138-2582 ; 138-2583 ;138 -2578 ; CA 2000 PX PRO
Numéros lots contrôlés 0119/1283/ 0463 ;
TESTALCO Neotest Numéros lots contrôlés STO8082AE - STO8003AE - STO8080AE ;
HOMME MODERNE (HM DESIGN) Numéros lots contrôlés 81084 ;
TROOPER 200 DABT6
Numéros lots contrôlés 950696 - 950683 - 950768.
Type/number of model:

Description: electronic breathanalyzers for assessing the alcohol level in the body by testing the person's breath.
Country of origin: Unknown.

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Risk of injury. The results provided are below the real alcohol concentration, or are unreliable. As a consequence, the use of such alcoholmeters increases the risk of road accidents. Voluntary consumer information by the distributors and compulsory suspension of the placing on the market ordered by the authorities.
04
0315/04
Slovak Republic

Aluminium ladder "ALPOS 3+1",
N° 30-04-83-01.
Country of origin: Slovenia.



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Risk of injury. Insufficient strength of the structure which can bend causing falls from the ladder. The ladder does not comply with the relevant European standards. Voluntary withdrawal from the market and product recall.
05
0316/04
Slovak Republic

Ladder "Hobby - Metal Merdividen",
TYP 4 10 Code 104.
Country of origin: Unknown.

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Risk of injury. Insufficient strength of the structure, of the steps and of the platform; insufficient distance of the handle from the platform; presence of sharp edges; uneven distance of steps. The product does not comply with the relevant European standards. Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.
06
0317/04
Hungary

Electric torch "US ARMY",
LK-158, incorporating a charger.
Country of origin: Unknown.

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Risk of electric shock and fire. Possible contact of the internal wires with sharp-edged parts; insufficient insulation and wires fixation; live parts can become accessible; insufficient electric and fire resistance. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.
08
0319/04
Finland

3-D stereo multimedia speaker system.
"U.S. Blaster", MM180,
with one potentiometer and two push-pull switches.
Country of origin: China.

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Risk of electric shock. Insufficient clearances between live parts; insufficient electric resistance; the functional switch does not separate the whole apparatus from the mains. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

09
0320/04
Hungary

Christmas decorative electric lighting chain "ESTRELLA JUMBO",
with 28 replaceable miniature bulbs and eight-function flashing unit.
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Risk of electric shock and fire. Insufficient cross-section of the conductors; unsafe plug; insufficient electric strength and resistance to fire; unsafe wire fixation and protection; presence of sharpened points. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.

10
0321/04
Lithuania

Four-wheeled toy "Happy Hippo",
N° 924K, with pushing stick.
Country of origin: China.

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Risk of choking. Insufficient resistance of some small pieces that can detach and be swallowed by a child. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Placing on the market prohibited and withdrawal ordered by the authorities.

11
0322/04
Lithuania

Four-wheeled pull along dog toy with a cord "Animal Set",
N°2039.
Country of origin: China.

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Risk of choking. Insufficient resistance of the wheels that can detach and crash releasing small pieces that can be swallowed by a child. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.

12
0323/04
Lithuania

Pull along dragon toy with a cord "Toys",
N° 398-A.
Country of origin: China.

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Risk of choking and strangulation. Insufficient resistance of some small pieces that can detach and be swallowed by a child; excessive length of the cord; the cord with a ring can form a loop. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Placing on the market prohibited and withdrawal ordered by the authorities.

13
0324/04

Hungary

Electric Hair dryer "Brown King - Imperial",
BR 1190, with three-speed blowing system and accessories.
Country of origin: Unknown.

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Risk of electric shock. Insufficient wires cross-section for the cable connecting to the mains; excessive diameter of the pins of the plug. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.

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