Kogan charger recalled over shock risk

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Kogan charger recalled over shock risk

A rapid charger sold by Kogan has been recalled by the ACCC due to the possibility of electric shock.

Kogan's Rapid Charger model KAUSBXXADPC is the subject of a product safety recall.

The 2.1A charger provides more rapid charging (where supported by the device) than the more usual 500mA or 1A chargers.

The problem with the Chinese-made Kogan Rapid Charger is that "The enclosures of the plug portion can separate allowing access to live parts," according to the recall notice.

The charger was sold between 5 November 2014 and 26 June 2015.

In some cases, the charger was sold with other unspecified equipment, so if you purchased any Kogan product that uses a mains adaptor or charger during that period it would be sensible to check the model number without delay.

Owners are advised to stop using the affected chargers immediately, and contact Kogan (1300 304 292 or help@kogan.com) to arrange a credit or full refund. 

The Australian Consumer Law seems to regard such safety issues as 'major', which means purchasers are entitled to refunds. Australian Consumer Law applies to businesses purchasing most items for their own use (ie, not for resale), not just to individual consumers.

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