Dangerous Chinese soda maker

(Prague, April 29, 2014) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority warns against a dangerous soda maker called Česká soda klasik (Czech soda classic).Within usual use of the product, consumer’s health can be damaged as a result of rapid destruction of gas tubes leading gas into the bottle and subsequent damage of other plastic parts of the product. Such destruction can happen due to critical gas pressure and incorrect operation of safety valve. The Czech Trade Inspection Authority therefore imposed ban on sale of the product and ordered its withdrawal from the market. If consumers own the particular soda maker, they should not use it and enforce their rights concerning the above mentioned defect at the trader who sold the product. With regard to the high risk, the product was notified into the alert system RAPEX.

The Czech Trade Inspection Authority found out that in the Czech market vendors offer the following product which poses serious risk to consumers:

Soda maker „Česká soda klasik“
No.: 130620
EAN 8 5922381 073770
EAN 8 592381 081355
EAN 8 592381 081362
Manufacturer: Ningbo Weirsen Electrical Co., Ltd., China
Supplier: Velkoobchod Orion, spol. s.r.o.

Dangers
Expert assessment showed that within usual and predictable use of the product, there is a real danger to the user – gas distribution can quickly be destructed before it enters the bottle and subsequently other plastic parts of the products can be damaged. The reason can be incorrect operation of safety valve or exceeding of critical pressure in construction of gas distribution. The user’s health can be damaged, namely concerning injury of face or arms.

Taken action
The Czech Trade Inspection Authority imposed ban on distribution of the product and ordered its withdrawal from the market. With regard to the high rate of risk, the soda maker Česká soda klasik was notified into the database of dangerous products of the EU alert system RAPEX.


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