Mains charger for mobile phone

SIAR Code: 6794
Category: Electrical Supplies
Source: RAPEX
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Publication Date: Dec 16, 2010
Affected Countries: United Kingdom
Product Origin Country: China
Product Description: Mains charger intended for use with Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone (NOT ORIGINAL PRODUCT). Product supplied without packaging.
Product Brand: Unknown
Type / Number Model: MOT-V8/V9/Q9
Defect Description: The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

- wires to the conductor pins are held in place by solder only;

- single insulation mains wiring could touch low voltage parts on the printed circuit board;

- the electric strength of the insulation between the input conductor pins and the DC output connector is not sufficient;

- there is no fuse fitted to the mains circuit.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN60950.
Accidents Reported: One incident reported involving damage to the product.
Risks: Electric shock
Measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer