RAPEX Warnings 2020

559 days ago

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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 50
Product: Electric ScooterTechlifeModel: X9
Risk type: 
Injuries

The scooter is equipped with inadequate element connecting platform with handlebar and front wheel. 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)
Week 46
Product: self-balancing vehicleMomo DesignModel: LONDON65 MD-H65
Risk type: 
Electric shok, fire 

Water may enter in the product’s charger, and the it is not resistant to moisture. This can damage the product’s electric components causing it to overheat and catch fire. It may also short circuit and make accessible parts live, and a user may suffer an electric shock. / The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant standard IEC 60335-2-114.

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (by: Distributor)
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 42
Product: self-balancing scooter TechlifeModel: 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 34
Product: self-balancing scooter MantaModel: 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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