Spring Recalls – Electrical recalls worth knowing about

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Spring Recalls – Electrical recalls worth knowing about.

It’s time to bring you the latest recalls again. Products are usually recalled due to safety concerns, most commonly due to risk of fire or electric shock. So it’s defiantly worth keep an eye out for product that may be in your home.

Here’s our shortlist of the latest recalls. For a full list please visit: http://www.productsafety.gov.au/

Apple AC Wall Plug Adaptor

Apple has determined that in rare cases, the two prong Apple wall adaptor may break, with risk of electric shock, if touched. These were sold from 2003 – 2015 with Mac and IOS devices, and were included in the Apple World Travel Adapter kits.

Apple has provided the below image to help you determine if a plug has been affected.

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For more information, please visit:  http://www.apple.com/au/support/ac-wallplug-adapter/

Acer Computer Linetek LS-15 power cord

Acer has recalled their Linetek LS-15 power cords due to risk of a fire and burn hazard, as the cords may over heat during use. Power cords were supplied with Acer, Gateway and eMachines branded notebook computers. These were for sale between September 2010 and March 2015. If you suspect you have one of these cords, please visit the website below to request a free replacement.

http://customercare-uat.acer-apac.com/CustomerCare/LS15PowerCord.aspx?!Type=LS-15&Brand=ACR&CID=AU&LID=ENG

BSH Home Appliances – Neff branded Dishwasher

Specific models of Neff branded dishwashers have been recalled. They were manufactured in Germany between February 2004 and June 2005. It is believed that the affected models may develop cracks in the electrical circuit board within the control module. This poses a potential fire risk. The affected models include:

·         S44M55N0EU/35

·         S44M55N0EU/56

·         S44E33N1EU/35

·         S44E33N1EU/49

If you have one of these models you can call BSH on 1300 087 033 (option 3) or visit http://www.neff.com.au/dishwasher-repair-action.

J R Classic trends – Dualit 1.5L Jug Kettle with Black Trim

This kettle has been recalled, as the plastic viewing window may shatter.  There is then a risk of the shattered pieces passing the filter and being poured into food or beverages, and if digested causing injury. If you have this kettle you should stop using it immediately  and return it to the retailer where you purchased it, to receive a full refund.

Musicway – Connexia Branded 8 & 4 Socket surge protected power boards.

Connexia Branded eight and four socket surge protected power boards with USB ports have been recalled. During use there is a risk of the board overheating, causing the outer casing to melt, posing both a fire and electric shock risk. These power-boards were sold on catch of the day. Affected models include:

·         CONNEXIA55021 (white) marked with date stamp 04/15

·         CONNEXIA55023 (black) marked with date stamp 04/15

·         CONNEXIA55017 (white) marked with date stamp 0815

If you purchased one of these boards stop use immediately, you should be contacted directly by the retailer to arrange a refund.

ALDI – Lumina Electric Blanket (Re-announced)

Lumina Electrical Blankets sold by ALDI have been recalled for single, queen and king sizes from 2010, 2012 and 2013. The cord between the controller and the blanket may become fatigued, causing a potential risk of both fire and electric shock. Affected models include:

·         Single: Product Number: 8311 | Model Number: EB91SB

·         Queen: Product Number: 7177 | Model Number: EB193QB

·         King: Product Number: 7259 | Model Number: EB203KB

If you have one of these blankets, stop using it immediately and return to your nearest ALDI store for a full refund.

Remember to always keep an eye out for faulty appliances and stop using any appliances that doesn’t seem quite right.

Chantel Gilbert

Author: Chantel Gilbert

Chantel brings her professional qualifications, entrepreneurial edge and passion for customer service together in her role as General Manger of Bluegum Electrical Solutions. She is challenging the stereotypes in the tradie industry and surprising their customers with quality and kindness.

Along the way, Chantel has bagged multiple Excellence in Customer Service Awards on behalf of Bluegum and is the proud recipient of the 2016 Young Business Person of the Year.

Whether she is on the netball court, at the gym or out bushwalking, Chantel is always thinking about the next innovative step for Bluegum and how they can continue to raise the bar and exceed their customers expectations.