Electrical storage radiator - Elkatherm Elektroheizung mit Einbauthermostat (Elkatherm electric

Recall published
2010-03-15
Brand
  • ELKAtherm
Product title
Electrical storage radiator - Elkatherm Elektroheizung mit Einbauthermostat (Elkatherm electric radiator with built-in thermostat)
Product description
Electric storage radiator with fire-clay core which permits smooth heat emission due to the full-area fire-clay storage core, which stores the heat and re-emits it evenly. Heating capacity of 500 watts – 3 000 watts. It is normally plugged into an earthed 230 V socket. A 16 amp fuse is needed for a heating capacity of 2 500 watts or above.
Risk
The product poses a risk of fire because the thermostat ceases to operate and "gets stuck" at high ambient temperatures and the product is no longer protected against overheating. The investigations led to the conclusion that, in the worst possible case, the thermostat could catch fire as a result of overheating of the built-in thermostat relay (radiator accessory). The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standards EN 60335 and EN 50366.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
Serial numbers: S, SN, SD, SL, SK, SND, year of production 2005, first placed on the market: 2005.
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Fire
Country of origin
Germany
RAPEX Reference
0489/10
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Germany

Images

Know a friend who's using this? Share!