Christmas lighting chain

Recall published
2013-03-18
Brand
Product title
Christmas lighting chain
Luz de Arroz, Christmas Collection
Product description
Christmas lighting chains with non- replaceable, LED-type lamps, equipped with a flashing unit. The packaging is a cardboard box with a picture of two snowmen and marking "Light up your life this Christmas".
Risk
The product poses a risk of electric shock and burns because: - The mechanical strength of the flashing unit is not sufficient and its cover can be fragmented, resulting in accessible live parts. - The insulation material of the flashing unit is flammable. - The cross-section area of the external wires is not sufficient and the wires could consequently overheat. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
Measures taken
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures. Withdrawal of the product from the market.
Barcode
1. EAN: 8585030040537, 2. EAN: 8585030040544
Model number
1. 100 Lamps, No. 40537
2. 140 Lamps, No. 40544
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Electric shock
Fire
Country of origin
China
RAPEX Reference
A12/0387/13
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Slovakia