Week 6 - 2004
|No.||Notifying Member States||Product
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|Danger||Measures adopted by
|01||Spain||Household electrical appliance. Popcorn machine. Brand: Palson. Model: DCP 303.||
shock: the power cable
is connected to the
appliance by a weld,
with no other
fastening; if the weld
fails, there is a risk
of electric shock.
Overheating: in tests, the appliance becomes deformed (the plastic material eventually melts) and small amounts of gas are released.
|Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.|
|02||Austria||Toy. Soft studded ball made of colourless and transparent plastic, containing several white plastic caterpillars and a red adhesive fluid.||Possible skin infection in the event of skin contact with the inside of the ball, or ingestion into lung and stomach/digestive tract. As the ball is soft and pliable the studs can easily be bitten off. Risk that children of pre-school or primary school age, given their natural curiosity, might use a tool (e.g. scissors) to investigate the contents. The plastic caterpillars and red fluid inside the ball show serious microbiological contamination.||Confiscation of products still in circulation ordered by the authorities.|
|03||Portugal||Various lighters in different forms.||Risk of burns as the lighters are imitations of objects likely to be attractive to young children. The toy-like nature of some of the products is reinforced by the sound and/or lighting effects produced. The flame is produced quite differently from a normal lighter and the absence of any labelling or instructions could lead to unintentional operation.||Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.|