Fair trading officers continue blitz on dodgy electrical goods

Published 11th July, 2014 in Police & Justice, Technology

NSW Fair Trading is conducting surprise inspections of retailers across the State suspected of selling dangerous electrical goods.

Frayed electrical cord
Frayed electrical cord

Fair Trading Minister Matthew Mason-Cox said that inspectors are working tirelessly to make sure that goods on sale in NSW comply with strict electrical product safety laws. Mr Mason-Cox said that businesses being audited included market stalls, convenience stores, mobile phone accessories stores and kiosks, service stations and major electrical retailers.

“Non-compliant goods being inspected are predominantly device chargers and plug-in adaptors”, Mr Mason-Cox said

The penalties for selling non-compliant goods range from an on-the-spot fine of $500 to offences carrying maximum penalties of $87,500 and/or two years imprisonment for individuals, or fines of up to $875,000 for a corporation.

Mr Mason-Cox has urged members of the public to report retailers suspected of selling unapproved products to NSW Fair Trading on 13 32 20 or via the Fair Trading website.

Published 11th July, 2014 in Police & Justice, Technology