Powerboards recalled over shock fears

By Chris Jager on Jul 4, 2012 10:39 AM
Filed under Hardware

ACCC advises immediate cease of use.

The ACCC has ordered the recall of a range of Australia Sedy electric powerboards due to their potential to administer an electric shock.

The affected powerboards were sold at Melbourne's Sedy Hardware in Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill between 1st July 2011 and 1st January 2012.

The recalled models are YD-4S, YD-6S, YD-3+3S and YD-6TS, which are available in a variety of cord lengths.

The ACCC found the above models failed to provide a satisfactory earthing connection for Class I (earthed) equipment, resulting in higher risk of the user receiving an electric shock. 

"The powerboards do not comply with numerous requirements of Australian safety standards and are not approved for sale in Australia," the ACCC said in a statement.

A spokesperson for Sedy said no customer injuries had been reported to date.

Customers are advised to immediately stop using the listed powerboards and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Customers requiring further information should call Sedy Hardware on (03) 9988 3352.

 
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