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Amazon shoppers issued major warning over product that could set on fire

Amazon shoppers issued major warning over product that could set on fire

It could also electrocute you...

A major warning has been issued over an Amazon product that could set on fire.

And in arguable a turn of events, you could end up electrocuted by it at the same time. Not fun at all.

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) put out the warning this month with a risk level of 'serious'. It is the highest categorisation possible within the OPSS which forms part of the Department for Business and Trade.

It's main job? To regulate all consumer products in the United Kingdom with safety being paramount, but it doesn't look at food, medicines, and vehicles.

Unfortunately, one Amazon product has been flagged for major faults related to fire and electrocution.

Due to a fault in earthing the device, metal parts could carry a live current and hurt whoever was holding it. The power cord was also at risk of catching fire due to a fault.

The Office for Product Safety and Standards says: "The product presents a serious risk of fire as the supply cord was of the incorrect type and cross-sectional area.

"The product was also deemed to have inadequate earthing as the clamping means was not adequately secured against accidental loosening and the contact surfaces were not bare metal.

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"Under fault conditions this could result in accessible metal parts becoming live, causing the user to receive an electric shock.

"The instructions were deemed inadequate and some of the required documentation and markings were not present.

"The product does not meet the requirements of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 or the Plugs & Sockets (Safety) Regulations 1994."

The product is the 30W LED Flood Light, PIR-30W-6500K sold via Amazon. It's imported from China.

For those who think they might have it, it is a 30W black, rectangular LED floodlight supplied with a small white remote. It will also have been packaged in a brown cardboard box.

The light in question.

You can identify if you have the dodgy model in the four following ways:

  • Model: PIR-30W-6500K
  • SKU: LE-21-30W
  • Amazon ASIN: B0CCNS9YP1
  • Amazon identifier: FBA15HLN0VBKU000008

Thankfully, future imports of the product are being stopped, with UK customs rejecting it at the border and all importation of future products stopped by sellers.

How to identify the impacted floodlights.

The issue was brought to the attention of the Office for Product Safety and Standards by council trading standards who have clocked the issue at a local authority level.

It's not the only product to be recalled in recent days, with a popular air fryer brand recalled over fire worries.

Don't worry though, there's a fairly simple way to check if yours is impacted.

Featured Image Credit: Sheldon Cooper/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images/Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Topics: Amazon, Amazon Prime, Shopping, UK News, Technology