Faulty Product Recall: 30th January 2017

In recent months we’ve seen a tsunami of media headlines around unsafe electrical products, such as the exploding Samsung Galaxy smartphones and the troublesome ECig. News articles are publishing stories on faulty goods like there’s not tomorrow, we’re starting to think this is the norm. Well, that’s wrong. We shouldn’t. Manufacturers should be reminded they are subjected to the ‘Consumer Protection Act 1987’ and should adhere to the legislation, in its entirety.

Are you looking to stay ahead of the curb, and be notified of products/items which have been blacklisted as faulty? You’re in luck, every week we are going to write a blog post pinpointing all the faulty goods which have come to our attention in the UK; you’ll never be left in the dark again.

Items

 

baby gate faulty

Source: European Commission

 

Brand: Reer

Product name: Klemm – und Schraubgitter Basic,

Product Type: Safety gate for children

Risk: The fixing mechanism of the gate is inadequate and fails to hold it in position, with the result that the gate can come loose and may cause children to fall down stairs. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 1930.

 

 

 

 

dunnes shoes faulty

Source: European Commission

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Name: Unknown

Brand: Dunnes Stores retail outlets

Product Type: Footwear

Type/number of model: 1) Glitter Loafer (Silver) 2) Loafer Pump (Black)

Risk: Injuries, the sole of the shoe may pose an unusual risk of slipping.

 

 

 

omega faulty travel adaptor

Source: European Commission

 

Brand: OMEGA

Product name: Travel Power Adaptor

Product Type: Travel plug adaptor

Risk: Electric shock, it’s possible to insert one pin of a plug in one hole of the live socket while the other live pin of the plug remains accessible. If the user touches the live accessible pins/he would get an electric shock. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant standard IEC 60884.

 

 

 

 

roof faulty vauxhall adam

 

Product name: Adam

Brand: Opel (most commonly known as Vauxhall)

Product Type: Passenger Car

Risk: Injuries, The glass roof may be incorrectly fixed and could become detached during travel and fall onto the road, creating a hazard for the traffic behind.

 

 

 

 

Mercedes-benz airbag fault

Source: Mercedes-Benz

 

Product Name: EC type approval number: e1*2007/46*0598*01 – *10

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Product: Type: Passenger car

Risk: Injuries, due to incorrect functioning of the occupancy sensor system on the passenger’s side, the airbag may not deploy in the event of an accident.

 

 

 

 

Rolls-Royce airbag fault

Source: Autocar

 

Brand: Rolls-Royce

Number of model: EC type-approval: e11*2007/46*0101*12; Type: Ghost Family

Product: Passenger car

Batch number/Barcode: The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2016.

Risk: Injuries, the side, head and knee protection airbags of the front passenger seat might not deploy correctly in the event of an accident.

 

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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