RAPEX: Socket angle adapter for light bulbs - serious alert

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Report No 12 published on 20 March 2020, alert number A12/00421/20

 

RAPEX: Socket angle adapter for light bulbs - serious alert

Report No 12 published on 20 March 2020, alert number A12/00421/20:  20200320 Notification_A12_00421_20_en  

Description: portable plug-in lamp equipped with a Euro-flat-plug connector system, to be plugged directly into the socket. Bulbs with E27 socket and power up to 60W can be fitted into the lamp holder. The lamp can be switched on and off with a switch.

Risks: the socket involves serious risks like burns, electric shock and fire since the switch on the lamp can be removed without using tools. The size of the mains plug is too small and the cables are too thin. The user may receive an electric shock from accessible parts. The product may also overheat and cause fire or burns.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and with standards EN 60598, EN 50075, EN 60335-1, and EN 61140.

Action adopted: The measures adopted by notifying country consists in warning consumers of the risks.

 

 Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU

Annex I

  1. Protection against hazards arising from the electrical equipment

Measures of a technical nature shall be laid down in accordance with point 1, in order to ensure that:

(a) persons and domestic animals are adequately protected against the danger of physical injury or other harm which might be caused by direct or indirect contact;

(b) temperatures, arcs or radiation which would cause a danger, are not produced;

(c) persons, domestic animals and property are adequately protected against non-electrical dangers caused by the electrical equipment which are revealed by experience;

(d) the insulation is suitable for foreseeable conditions.

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