Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

Week 53 - 2004

No. Notifying Member States Product
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Danger Measures adopted by
notifying country
01
0345/04
Lithuania

Children desk lighting "Caterpillar - DAPI LAMP" (LNC-M/010).
Country of origin: Poland.



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Risk of electric shock. Given the child attractive appearance of the desk lamp, children can handle it and play with it like a toy. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards. Placing on the market prohibited and withdrawal ordered by the authorities.
02
0346/04
Lithuania

Children desk lighting "Frog - DAPI LAMP" (LNC-M/011).
Country of origin: Poland.


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Risk of electric shock. Given the child attractive appearance of the desk lamp, children can handle it and play with it like a toy. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards. Placing on the market prohibited and withdrawal ordered by the authorities.
03
0347/04
Lithuania

Children desk lighting "Earthworm - DAPI LAMP" (LNC-M/001).
Country of origin: Poland.

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Risk of electric shock. Given the child attractive appearance of the desk lamp, children can handle it and play with it like a toy. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards. Placing on the market prohibited and withdrawal ordered by the authorities.
04
0348/04
Sweden

Cyclist helmet "CC - Crazy Creek Stunt".
Country of origin: China.

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Risk of injury. Insufficient head protection in case of impact. The helmet does not comply with the relevant European standards. Voluntary withdrawal and recall by the importer.
05
0349/04
Austria

Suspended wooden mobile infant toy "Holz-mobile" (N° 4952123).
Country of origin: Germany.

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Risk of suffocation. Insufficient resistance of the strings which can break, releasing small parts that can be swallowed by a child. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards. Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.
06
0350/04
Italy

Electric torch "Spider-man" (AVON FSC 97130).
Country of origin: Unknown.

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Chemical risk. Paint exceeding the admitted levels of lead.

Voluntary recall by the distributor.
07
0351/04
France

Cosmetic regenerative decongestion cream "EKYCED".
Country of origin: France


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Health risk. The contained vitamin K1 in un-oxidized state can produce a topical sensitization to vitamin K1 with, as a consequence, possible systemic reactions to vitamin K1 absorbed as medicinal product.

Placing on the market voluntarily interrupted with product recall.
08
0352/04
Lithuania

Children desk lighting "Elephant sitting - DAPI LAMP" (LNC-M/018).
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Risk of electric shock. Given the child attractive appearance of the desk lamp, children can handle it and play with it like a toy. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

09
0353/04
Estonia

Squeeze toys "Vinyl Toy",
representing cartoon characters.
Country of origin: China. Click on the picture enlarge

Risk of injury. The emitted sound exceeds the admitted limit. The toys do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.

Issue of warnings and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

10
0354/04
Portugal

Children high chairs: all infant high chairs with unfixed fastening belts.
Country of origin: Made in different countries.


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Risk of strangulation. Unfixed fastening belts (which may be moved from their points of fixation to the chair) may form a loop that can come around the neck of children, presenting a serious risk.

All such infant high chairs are considered by the authorities as being dangerous and must be withdrawn from the market.

11
0355/04
Hungary

Two similar models of decorative aquarium lamps displaying moving sea-world life with fishes and dolphins (N° 3038 and N° 3038A).
Country of origin: China.


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Risk of electric shock and fire. Unsafe wires section and fixation; presence of sharp edges; insufficient electric insulation and live parts accessible; incompliant plugs and bulbs; insufficient fire resistance. The products do not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.

12
0356/04
France

Cosmetic regenerative decongestion cream "AURIDERM"
(AURIDERM K5 et K2, AURIDERM Corps et AURIDERM Mini Bleu).
Country of origin: Belgium.

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Health risk. The contained vitamin K1 in un-oxidized state can produce a topical sensitization to vitamin K1 with, as a consequence, possible systemic reactions to vitamin K1 absorbed as medicinal product.

Placing on the market voluntarily interrupted and replacement of the vitamin K1 in un-oxidized state by products containing vitamin K1 in oxidized state.

13
0357/04

France

Motorcycle integral helmet "AGV- Phoenix integral" (E11 050057/P;
Serial numbers: 29096/ 29277/ 29230/ 29211/ 29468/ 29688/ 29900/ 29869).
Country of origin: Unknown.


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Risk of injury. Insufficient head protection in case of impact. The helmet does not comply with the relevant European standards.

Delivery refused by the distributor.

14
0358/04

Lithuania

Electric fan "Silver Crown" (SC-7830A).
Country of origin: Unknown

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Risk of injury and electric shock. Insufficient fingers protection from the rotary parts; insufficient wire cross section and cable fixation. The fan does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.

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

15
0359/04

Slovak Republic

Wheeled butterfly toy (N° 2030).
When pulling a string the butterfly moves while flapping the wings.
Country of origin: China.

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Risk of injury. Insufficient resistance of a protection cap covering an upright metal spike that can stab into the eye or another part of a child's body. The butterfly does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.



Voluntary withdrawal from the market and consumer information.

16
0360/04

Slovak Republic

Rifle "Toy - CALICOM M - 100" (N° 918)
firing small plastic bullets.
Country of origin: China.

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Risk of injury. Excessive kinetic energy of projectiles. The gun does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.



Placing on the market voluntarily suspended and recall initiated by the distributor.

17
0361/04

Spain

Joke mask "GUIRMA - Estatua de la libertad" (N°2589),
representing the Statue of Liberty.
Country of origin: China.

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Risk of suffocation. Insufficient ventilation holes. The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.



Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

18
0362/04

Sweden

Girls black cardigan "H&M" (673820-8718),
children knitwear with collar cuffs and front in fake fur.
Country of origin: Indonesia.

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Risk of fire. The ornament of fake fur, 100% acrylic, has an unacceptable high flammability, for example near candles. The product does not comply with the relevant safety standards.



Voluntary withdrawal and recall from the market.

19
0363/04

Lithuania

Toy gun "Colt shunda - 2,70 Lt" (N° 225),
small yellow plastic pellets are included as ammunitions.
Country of origin: China.

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Risk of injury. Excessive kinetic energy of projectiles. The gun does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.



Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.

20
0364/04

Lithuania

Pull-along wheeled toy "Mochtoy - New Telefon Piesek"
(N° 5247; EAN 5900747002471).
Country of origin: Poland.

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Risk of suffocation. Small parts of the telephone are insufficiently fixed and can be released by the toy and swallowed by a child. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.



Placing on the market prohibited by the authorities.

21
0365/04

France

Perfumed relaxing balm for body massage "WICKS BABYBALM",
50ml bottle.
Country of origin: Germany.

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Risk of convulsion. Neurological effect of terpenic derivatives causing convulsion to infants.



Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities; Assessment of the neurological toxicity in order to establish thresholds in cosmetics and health products.

22
0366/04

Estonia

Pull-along toy "Lovely Dragonfly" (N° 668).
Country of origin: China.

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Risk of suffocation and strangulation. Insufficient mechanical resistance: the toy can break releasing small parts that can be swallowed by a child; excessive length of the cord that can form a loop around children's neck. The toy does not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standards.



Issue of warnings and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

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