Shop fined, others warned over faulty USB chargers

Shop fined, others warned over faulty USB chargers

By Jacob Kagi

A store in the southern Perth suburb of Thornlie received a $1,250 infringement after a woman suffered an electric shock last month after being sold a faulty device.

The issue was detected after Consumer Protection and Energy Safety audited devices being sold by more than 140 retailers across the state.

That investigation was carried out in the wake of the death of a New South Wales woman last month, who was electrocuted while using devices plugged into a charger that did not meet Australian standards.

Mr Bowron says all retailers found to be selling unsafe chargers have cooperated and removed them from their stores.

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Nineteen other stores were found to be selling unsafe chargers - 17 in the metropolitan area and one each in Albany and Broome.

Read more here: ABC


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