Christmas lighting chain

Recall published
2008-02-25
Brand
Product title
Christmas lighting chain
Product description
Christmas lighting chain of 100 non-exchangeable lamps, equipped with a flasher unit marked with “Flasher control unit, 220V, AC, 50 Hz, 0,33A, CE". The flasher unit contains a button for switching between functions. The product is packed in a blue cardboard box with Christmas motif on the top and marking on the bottom in 3 languages.
Risk
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because: - the length of the cable between the plug and the first bulb is insufficient, - the insulation of bulbs is insufficient, - during mechanical testing the conductors of the network plug spring leaving live parts accessible, - the cover of the flasher unit breaks during the test leaving live parts accessible, - the conductors can be easily moved from and into the flasher unit, - the nominal cross-section of the conductors is insufficient (detected value is 0.055 mm², which is less than 0.5 mm² required by the standard). The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
Measures taken
Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall form consumers by the distributor.
Batch number / barcode
Model number
100 rice light
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Electric shock Fire
Country of origin
China
RAPEX Reference
0291/08
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Slovakia

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