Safety alert on USB chargers

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THE ACT’s Office of Regulatory Services has republished a NSW warning on unsafe USB chargers following a death.

“Do not purchase or use an electrical product that does not carry a recognised safety approval mark or insulation on the pins of the plug,” said the NSW Fair Trading Commissioner.

“Consumers in possession of unapproved and non-compliant USB style chargers, typically used to charge phones and tablets, should bend the pins on the chargers and dispose of them immediately.

“As a general safety rule, consumers should not use any devices while they are plugged in and charging.”

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