Extension cord

Recall published
2007-05-07
Brand
  • DESIGN
Product title
Extension cord
Product description
The body of the winch drum is made of black PVC with four sockets; the box is of red PVC. The extension cord is black. On the winch drum, there are non-remarkable data about cross-sections 1,5-1,0-0,75 mm2 and about applied load of max. 3500W. On one of the four sockets, there is mark of the current 16A, on the other 10A, last two ones are without mark. The product is sold without packaging.
Risk
This product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because: - the real value of the cord cross-section area is 1,0 mm². It is not suitable even for load of 10A and must not be used for load of 16A (3500W); - the safeguarding disconnection of protective conductor occurred only after disconnection of L conductors; - user’s instructions are missing. Consumers are not instructed about the real cross-section of the cord, how to identify and choose maximal load. This product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards.
Measures taken
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban of sales, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities. Press release has been issued.
Batch number / barcode
Model number
Design box
4 m, H05 VV-FG1.0, type marked on plug: 210
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Electric shock Fire
Country of origin
Unknown
RAPEX Reference
0439/07
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Slovakia

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