RAPEX: Digital alarm clock - serious alert

Friday, 26 June 2020 08:58 RAPEX
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Report No 26 published on 26 June 2020, alert number A12/00898/20

Description: digital alarm clock in different colours with ON and OFF inscription.

Risks: the digital alarm clock poses serious chemical and environmental risks because it contains a switch filled with about 10 µl of mercury. If the product is damaged, the user may be exposed to mercury.

Mercury is one of the most dangerous environmental toxins and is a threat to the environment and, through the environment, to human health.

The product does not comply with the requirements of Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2).

Action adopted: the measures adopted consist in removing the product from the online marketplace (Germany).

 

DIRECTIVE 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment

Annex II

Restricted substances referred to in Article 4(1) and maximum concentration values tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials

Mercury (0,1 %)

 

Annex III

Applications exempted from the restriction in Article 4(1)

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