Christmas lighting chain

Recall published
2008-03-03
Brand
Product title
Christmas lighting chain
Product description
Lighting chain comprised of 140 non-exchangeable lamps with flashing unit marked by “Flasher control unit, 220V, AC, 50 Hz, 0.33A, CE marking". On the other side of the flashing unit there is a button for switching between functions and a description of the functions. The packaging is a blue cardboard box with Christmas motif on the top and marking on the bottom.
Risk
The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because: - 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), - during mechanical testing the conductors of the network plug spring leaving the live parts accessible, - the cover of the flashing unit broke during the test leaving live parts accessible, - insufficient insulation of bulbs identified, - the conductors can be easily moved from and into the flashing unit. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
140 rice light, EAN code: 6901022235224
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Electric shock Fire
Country of origin
China
RAPEX Reference
0302/08
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Slovakia

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