RAPEX: Engraving machine - serious risks

Friday, 18 September 2020 08:49 RAPEX
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Report No 38 published on 18 September 2020, alert number INFO/00130/20

Description: engraving machine with metal frame supplied with laser device, power supply and protective eyewear.

Risks: the product can cause electric shock, overheating and the risk of burns when touched because the diameter of conductors in the lead is inadequate, the pins on the plug are too big and the earthing pin is partially sleeved making it of little use.

The product does not comply with the requirements of Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU.

Action adopted: destruction of the product (United Kingdom).



Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

 Article 3

Specific Directives

Where, for machinery, the hazards referred to in Annex I are wholly or partly covered more specifically by other Community Directives, this Directive shall not apply, or shall cease to apply, to that machinery in respect of such hazards from the date of implementation of those other Directives.


Annex I

General principles

  1. The manufacturer of machinery or his authorised representative must ensure that a risk assessment is carried out in order to determine the health and safety requirements which apply to the machinery. The machinery must then be designed and constructed taking into account the results of the risk assessment.

      By the iterative process of risk assessment and risk reduction referred to above, the manufacturer or his authorised representative shall:

  • determine the limits of the machinery, which include the intended use and any reasonably foreseeable misuse thereof,
  • identify the hazards that can be generated by the machinery and the associated hazardous situations,
  • estimate the risks, taking into account the severity of the possible injury or damage to health and the probability of its occurrence,
  • evaluate the risks, with a view to determining whether risk reduction is required, in accordance with the objective of this Directive,
  • eliminate the hazards or reduce the risks associated with these hazards by application of protective measures, in the order of priority established in section 1.1.2(b).



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