Faulty Product Recall: 2nd March 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 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:



Guitar for baby faulty product

Brand: Unknown

Name: Play Baby’s first guitar

Product: Soft musical toy

Category: Toys

Type/number of model: ref. 11543

Batch number/Barcode: 8413930115430

Risk: Choking

The fabric around the guitar is closed at the back by velcro. Small children could easily open it and gain access to the foam stuffing inside. Small fragments of foam can be detached and put in the mouth by small children, who may choke on them. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71-1.

Faulty product recall fairylights

Brand: Primark


Product: Lighting chain

Category: Lighting chains

Type/number of model: Reference: 8491302 (1104380694)

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

Risk: Electric shock

The lighting chain uses small push-in type lampholders which could come out of position leaving live parts at mains voltage accessible to the user. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

Product recall: Ducati Scrambler

Source: Motorcycle Daily

Brand: Ducati

Name: Scrambler, Scrambler Sixty2

Product: Motorcycle

Category: Motor vehicles

Type/number of model: Scrambler Sixty2: Type: KA, EC type approval: e49*168/2013*00001*, Scrambler: Type: K1, EC type approval: e9*2002/24*6054*

Batch number/Barcode: Vehicles manufactured between 2015 and 2017.

Risk: Injuries

The fixing nuts of the side stand could loosen. This could lead to the side stand sensor no longer correctly capturing the position of the side stand. As a result, it may be possible to ride the motorcycle when the side stand is still down or the engine might stop unexpected whilst riding.

Product recall: Metabo faulty power tool

Brand: Metabo

Name: Professional Power Tool Solutions

Product: Electric planer

Category: Machinery

Type/number of model: Ho 0882

Batch number/Barcode: Lot 60088200. Manufactured in 2016.

Risk: Cuts

The protective guard does not fully cover the blades on the side of the planer or the unused part of the cutting head. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60745.

Product recsll: AR Sports Faulty product


Name: Unknown

Product: Bicycle repair kit

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Type/number of model: 23537

Batch number/Barcode: 8430852235374

Risk: Chemical

The glue contains a high level of toluene (measured value: 22% by weight). The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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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