Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 15 ( Published on: 13/04/2012)

 
Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: 0574/12       
Category:  Laser pointers
 
Product:  Laser pointers
 
Brand: Sky or unbranded
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Damage to sight
 
The products pose a risk of damage to sight because they are Class 3B or 4 lasers.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market  (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): seizure of the products by the authorities.

 
Description:  1) Torch style laser, marked "Sky 1000" Mercury, with a push on/push off button on the end of the device opposite to the laser aperture. Emits a blue beam.  Class 4. 2) Laser pointer (pen style) with a white body. The pen clip is marked "laser pointer". Push button operation is on the side.  Class 3B. 3) laser pointer with dark blue body and 4 rows of dimples on the body below the pocket clip. Class 3B. 4) Torch style laser with 6 LEDs around the laser aperture. 2 push to operate buttons on the side. Class 3B. 5) Black laser pointer, gold trim, push button operation is on the side, Class 3B. Emitting violet laser beam. 6) Torch style laser with soft case, marked "Sky 200". Wrist strap and attached key, removable diffractive element which produces a star pattern.  Push button operation on side. Class 3B. 7) Black torch style laser, "Sky 50" marked on side, hexagonal section on body, no keys, soft case, wrist strap, push button on/off at opposite end to laser aperture. Class 3B. 8) Silver laser pointer with pocket clip, marked "Sky".  Push button operation on side. Labelled "Output power < 1mW, Wavelength 532 nm, Class II Product". Actually Class 3B. 9) Torch style laser, marked "Max 50", wrist strap, push button on/off at opposite end to laser aperture.  Soft case. Class 3B. 10) Laser pointer with silver body in a presentation box, marked "Sky lasers". The side of the body of the laser is marked "moon" or "pluto", push button to operate on side. Class 3B. 11) Torch style laser marked "Sky 150" labelled: "Output power <150 mw, Wavelength 532nm. Class IIIb product".  Wrist strap, push button to operate on side.  Class 3B.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15

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Alert number: 0572/12       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Novelty lighters1.        Mailbox Lighter2.        Lighter
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  1.        SEP 05 GH
 
Batch number / Barcode:  7076700559952.        SEP 05 GH, Barcode: 707670066786
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The products are attractive to children, especially those under 51 months old, posing a risk of burns and fire, having in mind the behaviour of children of this age group.


The product does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of novelty lighters.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  1.        Refillable lighter in the shape of a post-box of dark green or red colour, made of metal. 2.        Refillable lighter in the shape of a flipper in red, yellow, blue and black colour, made of plastic.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15

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Alert number: 0586/12       
Category:  Lighters
 
Product:  Lighters
 
Brand: KKK
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  KKD / 3KD128 / 39018
 
Batch number / Barcode:  EAN: 6926384026952
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire because it is not fitted with a child resistant mechanism.


The lighter does not comply with the Commission Decision 2006/502/EC prohibiting the placing on the market of non child-resistant lighters
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from market by the distributor. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Refillable lighter with different decorated prints (skier, ship).
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovenia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15

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Alert number: 0567/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "120 Luz de Navidad"
 
Brand: Unknown
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Unknown
 
Batch number / Barcode:  5606488017933
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the flashing unit is not securely fastened to the cable of the lighting chain, so that wires under tension may become detached and thus exposed.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 120 lamps.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15

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Alert number: 0568/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "Cortina de LED´s de Natal"
 
Brand: V&F
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref.: 64378
 
Batch number / Barcode:  8882010643789
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the flashing sequence control unit is not securely fastened to the cable of the lighting chain, meaning that live wires may become detached and thus exposed.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Lighting chain with 80 lamps. The packaging is a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Spain
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15

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Alert number: 0577/12       
Category:  Lighting chains
 
Product:  Lighting chain "100 Rice Light"
 
Brand: Multifunction
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  EAN code: 8800000080307
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         the wires are not properly attached to the programmes switch device;

·         the programmes switch device does not have sufficient mechanical strength.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Christmas lighting chain from green PVC with 100 small varicoloured lights equipped with programmes switch device. Packed in blue cardboard box.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Slovakia
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Czech Republic

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Alert number: 0564/12       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  LED tube
 
Brand: Ledtek
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Type: LT-T8-BTH.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because there is inadequate insulation between the live parts and accessible metal parts.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60968.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  T8 Led tube.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15

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Alert number: 0578/12       
Category:  Lighting equipment
 
Product:  Salt crystal lamp
 
Brand: Globo
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: 2830/2833/2843/2835
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because the lampholder with the lamp can fall out and the glass bulb can be broken, so that live parts of the lamp become accessible.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Salt crystal lamp The base of the portable luminaire has a white plastic E14 lampholder supplied with a mains plug and mains cable, and a plastic base plate.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Slovenia

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Alert number: 0571/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car "Carrera", "Carrera S"
 
Brand: Porsche
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model 911. The recall concerns 212 model year vehicles, built between 8/9/2011 and 24/1/2012.
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
There is a possibility that the rapid-action coupling on a fuel line on the underside of the vehicle is touching a heating pipe. If this happens, it can impair the locking function of the rapid-action coupling, causing it to open and, as a result, fuel can leak out.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer (By: Other)

 
Description:  Passenger car
Country of origin:  Germany
Alert submitted by:  Greece
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Germany, Denmark, Norway, Hungary, Sweden, Portugal

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Alert number: 0582/12       
Category:  Motor vehicles
 
Product:  Passenger car CTS, CTS-V, SRX, STS and STS-V
 
Brand: Cadillac
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Year of Manufacture: 2005-2007 for CTS, CTS-V, SRX, STS and 2006-2007 for STC-V
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries
 
The drive axle differential seal may leak. The differential could jam and lock the drive wheels while in motion and thus the driver may not be able to control the vehicle resulting in a crash.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer (By: Other)

 
Description:  Passenger car.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  Malta
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Denmark, Slovenia, Sweden, Hungary

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Alert number: 0569/12       
Category:  Protective equipment
 
Product:  Work gloves
 
Brand: Ulith
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item No: 805.696 – 70,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  4025648056994, batch 121112
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product poses a chemical risk because the yellow stitching on the cuffs of the gloves contains azo dyes releasing 138 mg/kg of 4-aminoazobenzene.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and the Personal Protective Equipment directive.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall by the importer. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Black fabric work gloves with elastic cuffs; palm area and fingers with protective/rubber covering, cuffs with yellow hemming. Size 9.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Luxembourg

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Alert number: 0575/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Doll "Fashion Girl"
 
Brand: lovely style!
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  No. M7
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in the:

- head (32.3%), arm (2.2%), leg (2.6%) and shoe (6.1%) of the small doll,

- head (21.4%), arm (8.8%) and leg (5.5%) of the larger doll.

According to the REACH Regulation, the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Seizure of products and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Plastic fashion doll, height 280mm, together with small ‘baby’ doll, a total of four small and four large dresses, various accessories. Packaging: a printed outer carton with a clear window.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15

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Alert number: 0583/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy police set "Best style"
 
Brand: Police new set
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item number 229211 (in invoice)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Chemical, Injuries
 
The product poses:


- a risk of injuries because the sun glasses can easily break releasing hazardous sharp points and loose parts that could enter the eye,


- a chemical risk because the plastic material of the suction cup contains 14% by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) 7.7% by weight of di-‘isononyl’ phthalate (DINP) and 2% by weight of Dibutyl phthalate (DBP).


According to the REACH Regulation, the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.


The product does not comply with the Toys Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  A toy police set packed in a blister card. Contains black plastic sun glasses, rifle, suction cup cartridges, hand grenade, camera, handcuffs, etc.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15

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Alert number: 0584/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy wig
 
Brand: Fashion Wig
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no 68980 (on the product), Item no SD4265 (in invoice)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire due to flammability.



The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-2.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  A toy wig with long blond hair, packed in a black cardboard box with pictures of a girl wearing the wig.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15

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Alert number: 0585/12       
Category:  Toys
 
Product:  Toy wig
 
Brand: Tinsel Wigs
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Item no 68981 (on the product), Item no SD4320N (in invoice)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of burns and fire due to flammability.


The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-2.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

 
Description:  A toy wig with long silver hair, packed in a transparent plastic bag.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15
Products were found and measures were taken also in:  Estonia

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Alert number: 0579/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's jacket
 
Brand: Hong
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  B-103
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The protruding loops and toggles in the neck area may become caught (for example, in the playground, in automatically closing doors, on escalators). If the garment tightens around the neck of the child, the child may be strangulated. The trapped loop or toggles can pull on the child unexpectedly and the child may fall and suffer injuries.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Children’s jacket with hood, lining and zip fastener. The hood has an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest the drawstring forms a protruding loop. Size: 6
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15

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Alert number: 0580/12       
Category:  Clothing, textiles and fashion items
 
Product:  Children's outfit
 
Brand: QiFeng
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  G1028C
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Injuries, Strangulation
 
The protruding loops and toggles in the neck area may become caught (for example, in the playground, in automatically closing doors, on escalators). If the garment tightens around the neck of the child, the child may be strangulated. The trapped loop or toggles can pull on the child unexpectedly and the child may fall and suffer injuries.


The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  One-piece clothing outfit with hood for young children. The hood has an elastic drawstring with plastic toggles. When the hood opening is at its largest the drawstring forms a protruding loop. The product is available in light purplish-blue, pink and light pink. Size: 98, 104, 110
Country of origin:  Unknown
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15

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Alert number: 0565/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead
 
Brand: Makalon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  700715
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3800123110795
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because


·         the insulating resistance is not sufficient;


·         it is not sufficiently heat resistant;


·         it is not provided with terminals with screw clamping.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60884.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Extension lead with four sockets, with a switch and a cable length of 1.5 m. Packed in a transparent plastic bag sealed with a cardboard fastener.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15

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Alert number: 0566/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Extension lead
 
Brand: Makalon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model No 700721,
 
Batch number / Barcode:  3800123110696
 
Risk type:  Fire
 
The product poses a risk of fire because:

·         it is not sufficiently heat resistant

·         it is not provided with terminals with screw clamping.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60884.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Extension lead with three sockets, without a switch, with a cable length of 1.5 m. Packed in a transparent plastic bag sealed with a cardboard fastener.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Bulgaria
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15

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Alert number: 0570/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Electric deep fat fryer "Friteuse Electrique"
 
Brand: Carrefour Home
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Ref. CDF20-10 (MF-SM30H-1)
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Burns
 
The product poses a risk of burns because it overheats.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Electric deep fat fryer, 1800-2000W, 220-240V.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15

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Alert number: 0573/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Motorcycle alarm system
 
Brand: Steel Mate
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  886GO
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The mains adapter supplied with the product poses a risk of electric shock because it is possible to touch the live pins during use.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60950.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Motorcycle alarm system supplied with mains adaptor type BOT011.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15

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Alert number: 0576/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Fan heater "2kW Upright Fan Heater"
 
Brand: Kingavon
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  BB-FH200/CX-QNQ-20-10
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock as the plastic cover becomes malleable during use allowing access to live parts via the vents. Crimped terminals in the product may become detached resulting in overheating and arcing with the risk of fire.


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The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary recall from consumers. (By: Other)

 
Description:  Electric fan heater, 220-240v, 50Hz, 2000W, White plastic casing, cool air mode, 2 heat settings, thermostatic control.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15

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Alert number: 0581/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Hair-dryer
 
Brand: Scarlett
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  Model: SC-072
 
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
 
Risk type:  Electric shock
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·         live metal parts are accessible through the protective metal grill of the nozzle;

·         the cross-sectional area of the conductors in the cable is not sufficient;

·         the cable anchorage does not protect effectively against pulling.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Foldable electric hair-dryer with pink plastic housing. On the handle there is a three-position selector switch.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Hungary
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15

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Alert number: 0587/12       
Category:  Electrical appliances and equipment
 
Product:  Sound system "Multimediakaiutinsarja 2.1"
 
Brand: HIFI+
 
Name: Unknown
 
Type / number of model:  L-225
 
Batch number / Barcode:  6 416485 218757
 
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire
 
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because there is inadequate insulation between the primary and secondary voltages and the transformer insulation melts in fault conditions.


The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60065.
 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.

 
Description:  Sound system.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Finland
Type of alert: Serious
 
Year - Week:  2012 - 15