The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: 0216/08

Product:  Car cabin heater


Batch number / Barcode: 

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Brand: Luxus

Type / number of model:  Type: PTC-19 (Luxus), EAN: 6 419773 608698.

Risk type: Electric shock

There is a risk of electric shock due to the fact that there is not sufficient electrical insulation. At the bending test when rotating the complete cable around a mandrel with diameter 32 mm at 35±2 °C temperature, it shows cracks both at the sheath and at the insulation such that the wires of the conductors are accessible. The cable shall withstand the bending test without showing any cracks.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60811.

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

Description:  Cabin car heater with plastic enclosure and rubber mains cord.

Country of origin: Unknown

Alert submitted by: Finland