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.