Faulty Product Recall: 30th March 2017

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 writing a blog post pinpointing all the faulty goods which have come to our attention; you’ll never be left in the dark again.

Here’s the latest installment of Faulty Product recalls:

ITALVAPOR Travel Steam Iron - Faulty Product




Name: The New Light Weight Steam Iron

Product: Travel steam iron

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Type / number of model: Type S001

Batch number / Barcode: 80210840502107

Risk type: Burns, Electric shock

The mains cable is too short and could consequently deteriorate as a result of mechanical force leaving live parts accessible. Due to the way the product is constructed, the user’s hand could come into contact with parts that reach high temperatures. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Faulty Ikea deckchair - Michael Lewin Solicitors

Brand: Ikea

Name: Mysingsö

Product: Deckchair

Category: Furniture

Type / number of model: Unknown

Batch number / Barcode: Unknown

Risk type: Injuries

If the fabric is removed, it is possible to rotate the frame of the deckchair so that the plastic hooks are facing the ground when the fabric seat is re-attached. If the deckchair is re-assembled in this way, it can collapse during use causing the user to fall or to get their fingers trapped. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 581.

Gas Burner - Product Recall - Michael Lewin Solicitors

Brand: Eurogas

Name: Unknown

Product: Gas burner

Category: Gas appliances and components

Type / number of model: Model 1400 TM

Batch number / Barcode: Unknown

Risk type: Asphyxiation

The gas appliance produces a large amount of carbon monoxide in the combustion products during normal use. People in the proximity of the gas appliance could suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Gas Appliances Directive.

Audi A5 faulty air bag operator - Michael Lewin Solicitors

Source: Car Magazine

Brand: Audi

Name: A1, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Q5, Q7

Product: Passenger car

Category: Motor vehicles

Type / number of model: Type-approval number: e1 * 2007/46 * 0414 * .. Type: 8X, Type-approval number: e1 * 2001/116 * 0430 * .. Type: B8, Type-approval number: e1 * 2007/46 * 0284 * .. Type: 4H Type-approval number: e1 * 2007/46 * 0436 * .. Type: 4G Type-approval number: e1 * 2001/116 * 0350 * .. Type: 4L Type-approval number: e1 * 2007/46 * 1550 *… Type: FY

Batch number / Barcode: Vehicles produced between July 2016 and December 2016 are affected.

Risk type: Injuries

Differences in the mixture ratio for the initiating devices for the airbags or seat-belt pre-tensioners could lead to the airbags or seat-belt pre-tensioners not activating in the event of an accident.

Mercedes E Class - Faulty Air Bag - Michael Lewin Solicitors

Source: Caricos

Brand: Mercedes-Benz

Name: E Class

Product: Passenger car

Category: Motor vehicles

Type / number of model: E Class (BR 213): E 200, E 200 4MATIC, E 250, E 300, E 300 4MATIC, E 400 4MATIC, AMG E 43 4MATIC, E 450 AMG SPORT 4MATIC, E 200 d, E 220 d, E 350 BLUETEC, E 350 d, E 350 e Type-approval number: e1*2001/16*0501*27; Type: 212

Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles concerned were produced between October 2015 and September 2016.

Risk type: Injuries

The front passenger occupant detection control unit may have been incorrectly installed and could misclassify a passenger as a child seat. That would cause the front passenger airbag to be deactivated in the event of an accident and would thereby increase the risk of injury for the passenger.

Stayer Angle Grinder - Faulty Product - Michael Lewin Solicitors

Brand: Stayer

Name: Angle Grinder – Green Line

Product: Angle grinder

Category: Machinery

Type / number of model: FH911

Batch number / Barcode: 8427648181304

Risk type: Injuries

The guard does not protect the user properly. If the wheel disintegrates, flying fragments could consequently cause injuries to the eyes. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.

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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