RAPEX: USB charger

Friday, 08 May 2020 08:16 RAPEX
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Report No 19 published on 8 May 2020, alert number A12/00684/20

Description: USB charger 2 in 1, including a mains charger and a recharging/synchronisation cable, -2A/10W.

Risks: The electrical insulation is inadequate in the printed circuit board and the transformer. The creepage and clearance distances between the primary and accessible secondary circuits are not sufficient. The user may receive an electric shock.

 The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU and European harmonized standard EN 60950-1 Information technology equipment - Safety - Part 1: General requirements.

 Action adopted: the measures taken are to recall the product from end users and withdraw the product from the market (France).


Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU

Annex I

  1. Protection against hazards arising from the electrical equipment

Measures of a technical nature shall be laid down in accordance with point 1, in order to ensure that:

(a) persons and domestic animals are adequately protected against the danger of physical injury or other harm which might be caused by direct or indirect contact;

(b) temperatures, arcs or radiation which would cause a danger, are not produced;

(c) persons, domestic animals and property are adequately protected against non-electrical dangers caused by the electrical equipment which are revealed by experience;

(d) the insulation is suitable for foreseeable conditions.



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