Tool Battery Charger, BAT038 Safety NoticeSafety notice


Electric shock.

Models affected

SKU: 04-05-04-UK
eBay item number: 225904653993
eBay listing name: UK Charger for BAT038 BAT048 BAT043 BAT045 7.2V 12V 14.4V Ni-CD Ni-MH Battery


A black, rectangular battery charger for various Bosch tools with a wall plug.

The product presents a high risk of electric shock as it failed the electric strength test. The insulation broke down when the 3000 V test voltage was applied between the input and the output. The flashover occurred between the capacitor and the transformer. If the product became live, the user would receive an electric shock when trying to remove the product from the charger. The instructions were considered to be inadequate as they did not contain sufficient information to ensure the correct and safe use of the equipment 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.