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  1. RAPEX Warnings

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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

    Week BrandType
    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.

     

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

    Packaging description:  Cardboard box. The product was also sold online.

    Country of origin: People’s Republic of China.

    Alert submitted by: Latvia.

     

    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

     

    Description:  Folding electric bicycle.

    Packaging description:  Cardboard box.

    Country of origin: People’s Republic of China.

    Alert submitted by: Belgium.

     

    Week 3  
     

    Product: hoverboard

    ENetModel: 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 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

    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.

     

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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.

    Week BrandType
    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

     

    Description:  Folding electric bicycle

    Packaging description:  Cardboard box.

    Country of origin: People’s Republic of China

    Alert submitted by: Belgium

     

    Week 3 
     

    Product: hoverboard

    ENetModel: 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 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

    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.

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