Lighting chains of 150 miniature coloured / multi-function lamps

Recall published
2008-01-07
Brand
Product title
Lighting chains of 150 miniature coloured / multi-function lamps
Product description
Chain of Christmas lights with 150 miniature colour / multi-function lamps, and transformer for outdoor use. The packaging consists of a blue cardboard box printed with various Christmas images and the information '100% EXTERIOR'.
Risk
The product poses a risk of electric shock because: the transformer is not compliant in respect of: - protection against adverse effects: the transformer did not pass the subsequent hygroscopic test, - insulation resistance and electrical strength: it did not pass the electrical rigidity test, - construction: the primary and secondary circuits are not electrically separated from each other, the transformer is equipped with condensers that create an electrical connection between the primary and secondary circuits and it does not have an IP 24 protection rating. The transformer does not meet the requirements for transformers classified as being Class II, - classification: in accordance with the degree of protection against dust and moisture it is classified as IP 20, whereas this should be IP 24 or higher, - marking and instructions: it does not bear the correct symbol indicating that it is a short-circuit proof transformer, and the marks printed on the transformer information panel are not indelible; and because the luminaire is not compliant in respect of: - terminals: the terminals do not pass the test for the efficiency of permanent connections, - external and internal wiring: the cable did not pass the tensile test, - classification of luminaires: in accordance with the type of protection against electric shock it appears to be a Class II lighting chain, but on the electronic control equipment it is shown as being Class III, - marking: it does not state that the lamps are not replaceable. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
217148
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Electric shock
Country of origin
China
RAPEX Reference
0026/08
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Spain

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