Radio-controlled toy car

Recall published
2007-10-01
Brand
  • NS.
Product title
Radio-controlled toy car with remote control.
Product description
The package of the product contains a plastic toy car (Scale of 1:12, number plate on the car: NO:8579) with a control frequency of 27 or 40 MHz, operated by batteries, a battery charger YIXIN ELECTRONIC (model No. YX-3515A8 AC 220V 50/60 Hz; 7,2V; 250 mA Class II), a remote control ("EXALTED SPORTS CAR CONTROL SUPER POWER'S NEW PROJECT RADIO CONTROL SYSTEM."), 6 batteries-AA 700mAh 1,2V Ni-Cd, and a dry battery of 9V 6LR61. L: 37 cm X W:17 cm X H:10,5 cm.
Risk
The product poses a risk of : (i) electric shock because: - the plug of the battery charger is non-standardized, therefore the live pins are accessible when connecting to the power supply. - the age symbol (8 years), certain safety instructions of the battery charger and warnings are missing. (ii) burns and fire since the batteries can be charged in the toy car, they are removable without using a tool and interchangeable with the dry battery. The contacts of the battery holder of the remote control can be short-circuited, the cover of the battery charger significantly overheats during abnormal use. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and relevant European standards EN-60335 and EN-50088.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
NO.8579 Bar code: 8 134 935 502 031.
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Burns Electric shock Fire
Country of origin
China
RAPEX Reference
1013/07
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Hungary

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