Faulty Product Recall: 30th June 2017

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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 month we write blog posts pinpointing all the faulty goods which have come to our attention in the UK; you’ll never be left in the dark again.

MONTHLY PRODUCT RECALL POST:

Here’s the latest installment of Faulty Product recalls:

Hotpoint faulty fridge freezer
fridge freezer data label

Featured Product:

Hotpoint fridge freezer (model number FF175BP)

Here’s what Hotpoint had to say;

A Hotpoint spokesperson said: “Words cannot express our sorrow at this tragedy. We offer our most profound condolences to the victims, those who have lost loved ones, homes, and possessions, and to their friends and families.”

“We are working with the authorities to obtain access to the appliance so that we can assist with the ongoing investigations. Under these circumstances, we are unable to speculate on further details at this time”.

How do I check my fridge freezer’s model number?

The model number should be on the manual or in the fridge itself, on a label behind the salad drawer. This label will also have the serial number which you’ll need when you register your details.

What happens next?

The Government has ordered an immediate examination of the fridge freezer by technical experts to find out the cause of the fire, which started in the early hours of Wednesday 14 June. It says “at this stage there is no specific reason for consumers to switch off their fridge freezer pending further investigation”.

In the meantime, it’s imperative to follow the standard safety advice – do not overload plugs, ensure sockets are not damaged and check cables and leads are in good working condition.

Lumi make up remover faulty product recall

Items:

 

Brand: LUMI

Name: Make-up remover

Product: Make-up remover

Category: Cosmetics

Type / number of model: Item 1155

Batch number / Barcode: 4744034013334

Risk type: Microbiological

The product contains mesophilic aerobic bacteria (measured quantity 7.8×10<sup>4</sup> cfu/ml). If used on damaged skin or if it comes into contact with the eyes, the product may cause infection or irritation.

Qtech - motorcycle helmet faulty product

Brand: Qtech/Jix

Name: Unknown

Product: Motorcycle helmet

Category: Motor vehicles

Type / number of model: A113 – Type Approval E9-05.1793

Batch number / Barcode: Unknown

Risk type: Injuries

The impact absorption capacity of the helmet is insufficient. In the event of an impact, users might suffer head injuries.

Original fireworks - Comet rocket faulty product

Brand: Original Fireworks

Name: COMET ROCKET 1, 2, 3, 4

Product: Fireworks

Category: Pyrotechnic articles

Type / number of model: Art. n° 3999 CE 1646-F2-104-109-24

Batch number / Barcode: Batch B150005

Risk type: Damage to hearing

The firework ascends at an angle that is too flat and explodes at too low altitude. As a consequence, the user (or spectators) can suffer from temporary impairment of hearing.

Magic Sand faulty product

Brand: GE (Goose Engr.) / Funny Lucky

Name: Magic Sand

Product: Mouldable sand

Category: Toys

Type / number of model: 882-2

Batch number / Barcode: Unknown

Risk type: Suffocation

The plastic packaging for the sand is too large and too thin: If a child plays with the packaging, the plastic can cover the mouth and nose causing the child to suffocate.

Mitsubishi Outlander - Fault

Brand: Mitsubishi

Name: Outlander

Product: Passenger car

Category: Motor vehicles

Type / number of model: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, model year 2014: e1*2001/116*0406*19 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, model year 2014/2015: e1*2001/116*0406*20 and e1*2001/116*0406*21 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, model year 2015: e1*2001/116*0406*22

Batch number / Barcode: model year 2014 & 2015

Risk type: Injuries

A malfunction of the engine’s software has been detected and the spark plugs do not work properly. As a consequence, the main battery may not be charged, causing the vehicle to stop because of a low battery which could create a hazard for passengers and other road users.

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.

Article Written By:

  • Paul McMullan Deputy Head of RTA Department

    Department: Road Traffic Accidents, Product Liability and Flight Delay.

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