Product Safety Alert – Holiday Gift Daily #25
Traditionally, the end of the year is a time of conviviality and togetherness. Giving presents is an undeniable part of this. But what should you pay attention to when it comes to the safety of these presents? There are still many unsafe products on offer. You do not want your loved-ones to be hurt.
We are here to keep you up to date on the latest developments in product safety. We monitor closely products that are being withdrawn from the market because of included hazardous parts. On the other hand, we provide information on details you should look out for when purchasing products that are still available.
Merry Christmas – 5M LED lighting chains
Today we draw your attention to Merry Christmas 5M LED lighting chains. The Typenumber of this particular chain is XM-140-R-I-LN. The product was found in EU member state Hungary, were the import of this product is rejected at their border. It is uncertain who produced this specific lightning chain, therefor we advise you to take a good look at the photo underneath. It is an icicle-shaped lighting chain with 140 non-replaceable, white LED lamps. The product includes a socket outlet that allows the connection of another lighting chain and it is packaged in a transparent plastic box.
The cross-sectional area of the external and internal wires is too thin and they can overheat, leading to burns or fire. In the event of damage of the base-insulated wires, the active parts may become accessible, which may cause an electric shock. ; The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
We advice consumers that already purchased this product to cease using it and contact the retailer where it was bought.
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This is just an example of product safety information about toys and items and their hazards that you need to be aware of. Millions of products have been recalled this year. Here's a video from the US Consumer Reports on how to protect yourself and your family. With our Holiday Gift Daily we will continue to follow the news on Product Safety and we will continue to keep you informed.