Safety Gate: Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products - Weekly Report

Report 51 ( Published on: 20/12/2019)
At the request of the notifying country, the country of origin in notification A12/00010/19 has been changed from Japan to France.,Notification A12/1451/19 has been republished on report 2019-40 of 04/10/2019. The decision was taken based on findings from new documentation submitted to the authority
Notifications A12/0244/16 and A12/0245/16 wre withdrawn and unpublihed from report 2016-08 of 26/02/2016 at the request of the notifying authority following to a judgement of the German court.
Notification A12/1451/19 was withdrawn and unpublished from report 2019-47 of 22/11/2019 at the request of the notifying authority following modification of the product that removed risk linked to the product.

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Alert number: A12/00024/19       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
Product:  Hair dryer
Brand: Elgetec
Name: Elgetec Professional Salon Style Hairdryer 2200W
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Barcode:  Unknown
Batch number:  Unknown
Risk type:  Electric shock
The live pins of the mains supply plug are too close to the outer edge. As the hairdryer does not have an earth wire, a consumer may receive an electric shock when (un)plugging the hair dryer. / The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description:  Red hand held hairdryer.
Packaging description:  The product is sold in a cardboard box. The product was sold online, in particular via eBay.
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
Year - Week:  2019 - 51
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Ireland