Faulty Product Recall: 23rd February 2017

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Here’s the latest installment of Faulty Product recalls:

Items:

smart balance wheel faulty

Brand: Unknown

Name: Smart Balance Wheel

Product: Self-balancing scooter

Category: Machinery

Type/number of model: Model A3, article number75852. Battery charger: JZX-420150.

Batch number/Barcode: Serial number: 113457. Date of manufacture: 2015/12/20

Risk: Electric shock, Fire

The electrical insulation of the battery charger is inadequate. The battery connector inside the scooter can overheat, causing a fire. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

mercedes benz citan 2007 faulty

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name: Citan

Product: Van

Category: Motor vehicles

Type/number of model: Type-approval number: e2*2007/46*0129, e2*2007/46*0130 Type: X

Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced between 25 August 2016 and 13 September 2016.

Risk: Injuries

The brake lines on the vehicles may not be bolted to the underbody with the correct torque. This could lead to the failure of both foot-brake circuits.

faulty Scorpion alarm system recalled

Brand: Scorpion Automotive

Name: S4 Red Accessory Alarm System

Product: Motorcycle alarm

Category: Motor vehicles

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Systems built between 25/03/2013 and 26/02/2016. Serial number range for affected components: Datatool: 02000140 – 13130001 to 02000140-50151000 inclusive. Triumph: 02000240-13130001 to 02000240-08160001 inclusive.

Risk: Injuries

Corrosion of the internal circuit board of the alarm / immobiliser system may cause the immobilisation relay to malfunction. This could immobilise the motorcycle during use, causing the rider to have an accident.

fiat tipo faulty airbag

Source: Telegraph

Brand: Fiat

Name: Tipo

Product: Passenger car

Type/number of model: Type-approval number: e3*2007/46*0373*; Type: 356

Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles concerned were manufactured between October 2015 and July 2016.

Risk: Injuries

The cables of the driver’s airbag may rub against the steering wheel cable clamp, causing wear which could result in a short circuit and unintentional deployment of the driver’s airbag.

Ford Mondeo fauty seat belt

Source: Autocar

Brand: Ford

Name: Mondeo

Product: Passenger car

Category: Motor vehicles

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles built between 05/08/2015 and 31/07/2016.

Risk: Injuries

The front seatbelt pre-tensioner cable on the driver’s side could separate during deployment, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

faulty step ladder

Brand: Antia

Name: Escaleras

Product: Step ladder

Category: Other

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Date of manufacture: 1/2016. Bar code: 842146411021.

Risk: Injuries

The steps are not strong enough and could deform during use. There is no safety device to prevent the steps from opening and closing when in use. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard.

R&T Saxophone faulty product

Brand: R&T

Name: Bubble saxophone

Product: Soap bubble toy

Category: Toys

Type/number of model: Model YR9993, ref. 6551

Batch number/Barcode: Batch: RM15102042 Barcode 8436019606551

Risk: Choking

The whistle on the saxophone comes off easily, This small part can be put in the mouth by small children, causing them to choke. The product does not meet the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive or the relevant European standard, EN 71-1.

If you own any of the listed products above and believe it’s faulty or/concerned about the safety of a product; please contact us.

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