(Australia) Minister warns against dodgy energy saving devices


Minister for Fair Trading Stuart Ayres and NSW Energy & Water Ombudsman (EWON) Clare Petre today issued a joint warning to all consumers to be on the look-out for cold callers and online traders claiming to sell energy saving devices for domestic use.

Mr Ayres said NSW Fair Trading had investigated a number of consumer complaints about the devices, which can cost up to $2,000 each.

“We have proved under stringent testing conditions that these devices are a complete con,” he said.

To watch a video of the power saving devices being tested, go to Fair Trading’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky1MotsVLGU

via Minister warns against dodgy energy saving devices.

Recalls: NetComm Wireless Limited—NetComm Model NP504 500Mbps Powerline Adapter With AC Pass-through


What are the defects?

The internal connection to the earth pin prong is deformed in some products of the affected batch, making them susceptible to not providing an earth connection.

What are the hazards?

In some circumstances, the fault could result in an electric shock.

via NetComm Wireless Limited—NetComm Model NP504 500Mbps Powerline Adapter With AC Pass-through.

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