Butterfly Labs caught allegedly faking CE certification, bitcoiner gets his miner seized in Germany.
one of the german community member posted in the german section that his BFL got seized by the customs. They believe that the CE Zerification is† non-complian and fictional. †They also failed to have a EU conformity declaration and a user handbook with information.
The main reason why it got a suspect by the customs: they included a american power cord in the package! Holy moly what would’ve happend if the user used that cable? USA(120volt)(germany 230volt)
That guy would be burned by now.
The package goes now to the Office of the Federal President for further inspection. †It MAY happen that Butterflylabs gets “blacklisted” by the european custums and all packages that go in the EU gets seized!!!
Here’s the document roughly translated:
TOP OF PAGE – CHECK BOX SECTION
CE markings missing or doubtful
Other labeling is missing or doubtful
Manufacturer’s declaration of conformity and other documents are missing or doubtful
LOWER SECTION – CHECK BOX SECTION
Release can not be carried out:
Product not in conformity
Striked out: Marketing was banned, Please notice (note?) in accordance with Article 30, para, 2
LOWER SECTION – WRITTEN COMMENTS
a) The product’s knife plug is not compliant with european standards and does not conform to security requirements outlined in European Directive RL 2006/95/EG
b) Due to the above validity of the CE marking is questionable
c) Product is missing German manual and required producer/importer declarations
Just another fuckup in a long line of Butterfly Lab failures