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