A set-top box used to run the Kodi streaming software has been recalled over fears it could shock users.
The European Union has ordered the recall due to the risk of an electric shock from a faulty power supply.
The Chinese-made OTT TV Box uses Google’s open source Android software and can be connected to any TV to run various apps and services.
Thanks to its low price it is a favourite for users who want a simple way to access plenty of content on an older telly.
But a warning on the EU Consumer page says it doesn’t comply with European safety standards.
“The creepage and clearance distances are too small and the insulation of the power supply unit is inadequate. The user can touch live parts,” explains the warning.
“The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60065.
“Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market.”
Although the OTT TV Box has no affiliation with Kodi, it is a popular choice to run the online streaming software.
It is also relatively simple to access illegal content such as TV shows, films and live sports through add-ons available on the platform.