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

Alert number: A12/1719/16

Product:  Lighting chain

Name: 1.2M X 1.6M/LED LIGHT

Batch number / Barcode:  9 794102 576105

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Lighting chains

Brand: Unknown

Type / number of model:  1.2MX1.6M LED

Risk type: Electric shock, Fire
The cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires is too small and the wires could overheat. The wire ends soldered to the terminals of the rectifier unit and the LEDs are not adequately protected against pulling and twisting. The accessible basic insulated wires can come into contact with sharp edges of the flashing switch and the control unit. The insulation provided by the shrink tubing for the LEDs is inadequate. The product is not protected against moisture but is recommended for outdoor use.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description:  Lighting chain with 144 non-replaceable white LED lamps. Packaging: colourful cardboard box.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Hungary