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

Alert number: 0933/07

Product:  Starting cables

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Type of alert: Serious

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Brand: ALPIN

Type / number of model:  type: 600A, 3m, art. number: 40043, EAN: 9002852400435

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. 600A, 15s) the temperature of conductor reached more than 400 ºC, during the second starting impulse (max. 600A, 30s) the temperature of conductor also 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 distributors for SR, Slovenia and CR, manufacturer, EAN code and article number.

Country of origin: Unknown

Alert submitted by: Slovakia