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Rapex Alert - Nitecore - A12/0524/15

Rapex Alert - Nitecore - A12/0524/15

Friday, April 24, 2015

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Battery charger

Brand: Nitecore

Name: Digi Charger D4

Type/number of model: Digi Charger D4

Batch number/Barcode: Unknown

OECD Portal Category: 78000000 - Electrical Supplies

Description: Battery charger. Input: 100-240V AC. Output:4.2V DC/3.7V DC/0.375A. Supplied in yellow, black and white packaging.

Country of origin: China


Electric shock

The transformer has no creepage or clearance distance between the windings, causing wires to touch.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60335.

Compulsory measures: Import rejected at borderVCompulsory measures: Import rejected at border



Electrical Safety First have highlighted a spelling mistake on the recalled product, which may indicate that it is fact counterfit

They provide this advice:

"Please note - this may be a counterfeit product. If in any doubt, please contact the retailer to determine the authenticity."

This is good advice, since a vendor of genuine Nitecore products should have documentation that the product meets the requiremnts of the LVD directive.