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

Alert number: A12/00302/20

Product:  Lighting chain

Name: Progarden solar LED lightstring

Barcode:  8719202202861
Batch number:  492971

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Lighting chains

Brand: Progarden

Type / number of model:  Solar

Counterfeit: NO

Risk type: Chemical, Environment
The solders in the product and its metal housing contain an excessive amount of lead (measured value: 48,3 % and 1.6 % by weight, respectively). Lead poses a risk to the environment and is harmful to human health, as it accumulates in the body, can cause developmental neurotoxicity and may affect breast-fed or unborn children. / The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and the requirements of the Commission Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2 Directive).

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)

Description:  Outdoor black plastic LED light chain attached to a black solar panel. It can be mounted on a short black plastic spear, which can be planted in the ground. The product was also sold online.

Packaging description:  The product is sold wrapped in a transparent plastic bag and packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: People's Republic of China

Alert submitted by: Norway