The risk of electric shock should be avoided when lighting products are exported to eu
The European union's rapid warning system for the safety of non-food consumer goods recently reported a non-conforming event for domestic export lamp strings, arguing that the string's contactable wires were only substantially insulated. If the insulation is broken, the user may come into contact with the charged conductor and be subjected to an electric shock. In recent years, lighting equipment products, mainly led lights, have been notified and returned by foreign countries for many times due to wire problems, and must be paid attention to.
In recent years, the rapid development of China's export of lighting products, 2017 national lamps and lanterns, lighting devices and parts products export total more than $ 30 billion, export products have lamps and lanterns, bulk lamps and lanterns accessories, led light source, led drive, among them, the European union has become one of the key areas of lighting products export. With the annual increase in exports to the European union, lighting products are frequently reported by the European union rapex. According to the official website of rapex, in 2017, China's exports to the European union lighting equipment by rapex reported 85 batches, the number of second only to toys, electrical appliances, clothing ranked fourth. The main reason for notification is the risk of electric shock, accounting for 74.12 %. Does not comply with the requirements of the European union low voltage directive ( 2014 / 35 / eu ) and European standard en 60598 - 1: 2008 for adequate protective measures to protect users from contact with live parts.
The reported products are mainly concentrated on the lamp string and led light source, the lamp string notification problems are mostly small cross-sectional area of flexible cord, flexible cord insulation is not enough, flexible cord due to not fixed after falling off charged parts exposed, etc.; Led light source notification problems are mostly charged parts and the creepage distance between the metal shell and electrical clearance is unqualified or insulation is not enough; Other issues reported included the toy shape of nightlight, substandard primary and secondary creepage distances of transformers in lamps, non-conforming plug and pin sizes in lamps and lanterns, dust-free and water-proof protection of lamps and lanterns designed for outdoor use, and so on.
The main reasons for the high level of lighting notification events are as follows: first, a few export enterprises rely too much on the customer to sample production mode, while ignoring the conformity of products to the standard; Second, some export enterprises pay too much attention to cost control, and ignore the quality of products, and even there are jerry-building behavior, such as the light string in the cord cross-sectional area is too small, cord insulation is not enough and other issues; Third, enterprises lack the necessary awareness of risk prevention, some enterprises in order to obtain orders blindly meet the unreasonable requirements of customers, such goods once the foreign official spot checks unqualified will face recall or return, when the enterprise is bound to face huge losses.
Ningbo is an important lighting production and export base in China. in 2017, the value of lighting products exported from Ningbo only reached 4.2 billion us dollars. There have also been incidents in 2017 where the cross-sectional area of led floodlight wires is insufficient, there is a risk of electric shock, and the led lamp power lines are too thin for outdoor use and are reported by the European union. In order to maintain the advantages of Ningbo lamps and lanterns industry development, improve the quality competitiveness of export lighting products, the inspection and quarantine departments suggest that the majority of export production enterprises: on the one hand, to effectively improve the quality awareness and standard awareness. Actively pay attention to the standards of the importing country, especially for the newly developed products, in product design and development, production and inspection checks and other aspects, should pay attention to collect the corresponding standards and technical measures; On the other hand, to strengthen product quality awareness, sample production mode should also be strictly in accordance with the relevant requirements of the standard, cost control should also be strictly controlled within the scope of the standard. At the same time enterprise products in the export of different countries, should also pay attention to the differences in national standards, such as their own technical ability is insufficient, if necessary, can entrust a higher credibility of the third party testing agencies for testing and evaluation, or obtain the relevant import certification, to ensure the quality and safety of export products, maintain the reputation of Chinese manufacturing.