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RAPEX Warnings 2020

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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

WeekBrandType
Week 43
Product: Electric ScooterOxeloModel: X7, X7S
Risk type: 
Injuries  

The steering column tube can break. As a result, the user might loose control and fall off the scooter and suffer injuries. / The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Retailer).
Company recall page:  https://www.decathlon.mt/c/367-product-recall
Week 42Techlife 
Product: self-balancing scooter Model: X7, X7S
Risk type: 
Injuries  

Cracks may occur in the handlebar, leading to this element’s breaking. The user might fall off the scooter and suffer injuries. / The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive.
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
Company recall page:  https://techlife.pl/info/techlife-akcja-serwisowa-modele-techlife-x7-oraz-x7s.html.
Week 34Manta 
Product: self-balancing scooter Model: MSB001 VIPER
Risk type: 
Burns, Fire  

The battery can easily overcharge, leading to overheating which can result in burns, explosion, or fire.  The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62133-2. 

Measures taken by economic operators: Stop of sales (By: Importer).
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures.  
Week 22 
Product: electric folding bicycleBIZOBIKEModel: 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  
Week 3 
Product: hoverboardENetModel: 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.
Product: self-balancing scooterP10 Wheel NewModel: 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
Daan van Dieren

Daan is a policy officer for LEVA-EU

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