The following notice has been issued by the European Commission:

Alert number
A12/01088/20

Category
Electrical appliances and equipment

Product
Portable immersion heater

Brand
KY

Name
Immersion Heater

Type / number of model
Unknown

Barcode
Unknown

Batch number
Unknown

Counterfeit
No

Risk type
Burns, Electric shock

The product?s internal circuits are not sufficiently isolated from water, and the internal build quality is poor. The wires can transmit current to the metal heating element thus posing an electrocution risk. Furthermore, there is no protection on the metal heating element when activated, increasing the risk of burns to the user or burning objects due to its high temperature.

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

Measures taken by economic operators
Removal of this product listing by the online marketplace (By: Retailer)

Description
Immersion heater with coiled metal heating element and pink plastic top with a white lead and fitted with a three-pin plug.

Packaging description
The product is sold in a small plastic bag with green lettering, packaged in a cardboard box. The product was sold online, in particular via Amazon.

Country of origin
People’s Republic of China

Alert submitted by
United Kingdom

Type of alert
Serious

Immersion heater
Immersion heater packaging

Recall: KY – Immersion Heater

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