IMPORTANT SAFETY ALERT

Date: 17 February 2022
Product: Franken Laser Pen – Model – UMZ LPP
Company: Franken Planungs- und Organisationsmittel GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “Franken”)
Forumstraße 2
D-41468 Neuss
Germany
Target Audience: Consumers,
Dealers,
Retailers

 

Franken Laser Pen (UMZ LPP)
Although no incidents or injuries have been reported, the UMZ LPP laser pen has been found to emit a stronger laser power output than indicated and, there is a risk, that if misused and pointed directly into a person’s eyes, it may cause injury or temporarily impair vision.
This product was sold between 1 February 2021 and 12 October 2021, through office product resellers. The product was also included in the moderator cases UHMMK, UMK, UMKM, UMKR, UMMK and Z1953 sold during this same period.
The power output for the UMZ LPP laser pen was incorrectly classified as a Class 2 laser, which has a power output of less than 1mW, instead of a Class 3R laser product which has a power output between 1 and 5 mW. As consumer safety is a top priority for Franken, we are publishing this safety alert to raise awareness and draw attention to the safety considerations when using a Class 3R laser. Please see below for further details.

Identification of the laser pen:

Below left is a picture of the laser pen it its packaging. The model number UMZ LPP is shown on the back of the packaging.
If you no longer have the packaging, the UMZ LPP laser pen is a silver metal ballpoint pen, as pictured below on the right, and features a red laser pointer.

Art.-Nr. UMZ LPP – EAN: 4016946183697
Unbenannt 1

No other laser pen brands or models are impacted.

Safety Considerations

Consumers
If you have a Franken laser pen UMZ LPP, please ensure this is used with care.
1. Since a laser beam can be harmful to the eyes under certain circumstances, avoid direct eye exposure. Do NOT look directly into the beam output aperture during operation.
2. Be aware that laser light, when reflected off shiny or mirror like surfaces, can also be dangerous. The use of laser protective eyewear is recommended.
3. CAUTION: Use controls, adjustments, or performance of procedures other than given in USER INSTRUCTIONS may result in hazardous laser light exposure.
4. Do NOT point the laser beam directly on or toward any person, animal, or vehicle regardless of distance.
5. If the laser beam does meet your eyes directly, close your eyes immediately and turn your head away from the beam. Avoid direct eye exposure to the laser beam.
6. Keep out of reach of children and impaired individuals.

Dealers and Retailers
1. The UMZ LPP laser pen was withdrawn from sale in October 2021. Dealers and retailers are advised to examine their inventory and to withdraw the product from sale with immediate effect.
2. Inform customers of this important safety alert.
3. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

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