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

Alert number: 0932/07

Product:  Starting cables

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Type of alert: Serious

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Brand: O.K.

Type / number of model:  150A, code: AL-AG0003, XX1238242, EAN code: 9004181009235

Risk type: Fire

This product poses a serious risk of fire because at simulation of thermal overload of cable, allowed temperature during the starting impulse is 135 ºC. When testing, during the one starting impulse (max. 150A, 15s) the temperature of conductor reached 314 ºC, during the second starting impulse (max. 150A, 30s) the temperature of conductor reached more than 400 ºC. After the tests were finished, the insulation got on fire and conductors burned down.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities

Description:  Starting cable for connecting positive poles of accumulator has a black colour. Starting cable for connecting negative poles of accumulator has a red colour. On the product there is a mark of importers for more countries, distributor, origin, type, codes, name of product in seven languages.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Slovakia