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

Alert number: 0761/09

Product:  Cord extension set - Four-socket power strip with TTL and extension cable

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Type of alert: Serious

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Brand: Famatel

Type / number of model:  Model: 2514, Bar code: 8 429760130260

Risk type: Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- the side earthing contacts are not sufficiently elastic to ensure correct contact pressure with the side earthing contact of the plug;

- the holes in the sockets of the power strip are not sufficiently elastic to ensure that the contact pressure with the pins of the plug is sufficient,

- the product fails to resist temperatures of 100 degrees under test conditions.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 20315.

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

Description:  The product is a power strip made of white plastic with four sockets and a 1.5 m extension cable. It bears the following text: "Famatel” and “Max. 3000 W~250V". The product comes in blister packaging, with the following text printed on the cardboard: "Famatel, four sockets with TTL, 1.5 m extension cable, designed for wall-mounting, patented, new". On the reverse side, there are diagrams indicating how to mount the product on the wall and other suggested uses. The product also contains the CE mark and details of the party responsible for placing the product on the market.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Spain

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Greece