Battery charger

Recall published
2016-07-11
Brand
  • Power Base
Product title
Battery charger
Switching Quick Charger
Product description
Charger for 8 or 4 AA or AAA batteries in blister pack. Sold with household mains plug and cigarette lighter plug.
Risk
The insulation between the primary and secondary windings of the transformer is insufficient and there is a high likelihood of flashover occurring. If flashover occurs, there will be mains voltage on the exposed metal parts for charging the batteries. That means people might get an electric shock if they touch the metal parts. Also, if there are batteries in the charger at the time, the batteries might act violently to the high voltage leading to the risk of a fire. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.
Measures taken
Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users
Barcode
Unknown
Model number
C-521
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Electric shock
Fire
Country of origin
China
RAPEX Reference
A12/0846/16
Category
Electrical Supplies
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Sweden

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