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RAPEX Warnings

The Rapid Exchange of Information System is the EU rapid alert system for unsafe consumer products and the measures taken by the member states to deal with that safety problem. The Commission publishes a weekly overview of RAPEX notifications. Below you will find notifications relating to light, electric vehicles. To consult the full details of a notification on the Commission’s website, just click on the week.

Week Brand Type
Week 22  
Product: electric folding bicycle BIZOBIKE Model: 7EVEN+
Risk type:  Fire 

The battery can overcharge and overheat. This will increase the risk of fire.
/ The product does not comply with the relevant European Standard EN 62133-2. 

Measures taken by economic operators: Stop of sales (By: Importer)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Recall of the product from end users

 

Description:  Folding electric bicycle

Packaging description:  Cardboard box.

Country of origin: People’s Republic of China

Alert submitted by: Belgium

 

Week 3  
 

Product: hoverboard

ENet Model: P5B Hoverboard
Risk type:  Electric shock, Fire, Injuries 

The wheels of the hoverboard can inadvertently operate while the device is being held off the ground by the user.
Consequently, the hand or other body parts of the person could become trapped, leading to injuries.
The charger lacks an adequate over-current protection device and has accessible live parts. Additionally, the creepage and clearance distances between primary and accessible secondary circuits are insufficient.
Consequently, the user could receive an electric shock or cause the product to overheat leading to fire.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage and Machinery Directives and the relevant European standard EN 62368-1. 

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Withdrawal of the product from the market

 

Description:  Orange self-balancing two wheeled hoverboard for use as a personal transport device.

Packaging description:  The product is sold in a in a black cardboard box with product’s images on one side.

Country of origin: People’s Republic of China

Alert submitted by: United Kingdom

 

P10 Wheel New Model: P10H Hoverboard / ZH-42-2000 (Charger)
Risk type: Injuries 

The wheels of the hoverboard can inadvertently operate while the device is being held off the ground by the user.
Consequently, the hand or other body parts of the person could become trapped, leading to injuries.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive.Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Country of origin: Unknown

Alert submitted by: United Kingdom

Description:  Multicoloured self-balancing two wheeled hoverboard for use as a personal transport device.

Packaging description:  The product is sold in a white cardboard box with product images on one side.

Daan van Dieren

Daan is a policy officer for LEVA-EU

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