Building and Energy’s annual compliance safety inspection of electrical appliances offered for sale at the 2017 IGA Perth Royal Show resulted in an infringement notice being issued to a stall holder for displaying for sale an unapproved power supply.
A Euro Slim massage cushion (Model ES-002) was displayed for sale with an unapproved AC/DC adaptor (prescribed article). The adaptor (below) had been manufactured overseas but was sold to the stall holder by an Australian retailer.
An imported appliance requires approval from the Director of Energy Safety before being sold, hired, or displayed or advertised for sale or hire. Unapproved appliances pose a risk to consumers, as they have not been properly assessed to determine if they pose a shock or fre risk.
Items approved for sale in Australia are listed under the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council’s (ERAC) National Certifcation Database at www.erac.gov.au.