RAPEX: Flail-type cutting attachments for brush cutter

Friday, 15 May 2020 15:44 RAPEX
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Report No 20 published on 15 May 2020, alert number A12/00716/20

Description: flail-type cutting attachments with 6 knives for portable brush cutters.

Risks: the rivets that secure the cutting knives to the blade could break. As a result, the knives may become detached during use and hit the user.

The product does not comply with Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and Commission Decision 2012/32/EU prohibiting the placing on the market of flail-type cutting attachments for portable hand-held brush cutters.

Action adopted: the measures adopted consist in withdrawing the product from the market (Denmark).



Article 1

Member States shall prohibit the placing on the market of flail- type cutting attachments consisting of several linked metal parts for portable hand-held brush cutters.



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