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

Alert number: A12/0133/13

Product:  Solar Panel

Name: Unknown

Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Brand: Scheuten Solar

Type / number of model:  Multisol P6-66, P6-60, P6-54 and P6-48

Risk type: Fire
The product poses a risk of fire due to fretting corrosion of the tin plated contact in the junction box and the junction box heating up. The heat could cause a fire if combustible material is placed near the junction box.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).

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

Description:  Solar panel. On the back of the panel there is a junction box with the text “Solexus” and “Alrack", which is for connection via special wiring cables. The solar panel will usually be a part of a Photovoltaic (PV) system.

Country of origin: The Netherlands

Alert submitted by: The Netherlands

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark