Trading Standards Institute Advice

2021.10.15 Recall: Ruyika - Mini Electric Chainsaw

The following notice has been issued by the Office for Product Safety and Standards.

Ruyika Mini Electric Chainsaw

Chainsaw

Chainsaw

Alert number
2109-0479

Product type
Machinery ? mini chanisaw

Product identifiers
Model:SL6812
RVG1763-210518-0001-165

Product description
Black electric Ruyika chainsaw supplied in a black toolbox with the brand 'Ruyika' printed in red.

Country of origin
China

Counterfeit
Unknown

Risk level
Serious

Risk type
Injuries

Risk description
The product presents a serious risk of injuries as it can be operated with only one action, and it has no trigger guard. If the product was being carried in a tool bag it is likely, as the trigger is unguarded, it could be activated. This presents a hazard of cutting either the person carrying the bag or someone in proximity. The product also poses an electric shock hazard as the product features poor quality soldering and the transformer was of a poor build quality and did not meet the requirements for creepage and clearance. The product also requires improvement to documentation and markings. The product does not meet the requirements of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016.

Corrective measures
Destruction of the product at the border

Online marketplace
N/A

Notifier
Local Authority Trading Standards

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