USB charger recalled due to fire or electric shock risk

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USB charger recalled due to fire or electric shock risk

A four-port USB charging station sold by Factorie does not comply with electrical safety standards, the company says.

The four-port USB charging station model UC 121 sold at Factorie stores between 26 October 2017 and 19 February 2018 has been recalled because it does not comply with electrical safety standards.

Consequently, it may overheat, risking fire and electric shock.

According to the recall notice, “Customers should immediately stop using the 4-port USB charging station and return it to any Factorie store for a full refund of the purchase price.”

More information is available from Factorie on 1800 420 176 or customerenquiries@cottonon.com.au.

The product, which carries the SAA number SAA-172037-EA, was made in China by Ningbo Jimmy Electrical.

“SAA Approvals is accredited by the Joint Accreditation Service of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) as a third party certification body to issue of Certificates of Approval for declared and non-declared electrical equipment that has proven to comply with the safety requirements of the applicable Australian Standard," according to SAA’s website .

SAA has warned that various companies in China are fraudulently representing themselves as representatives of SAA, but a check of the SAA register shows that the certificate for the charging station in question was issued by SAA.

When a product is certified, it is the certificate holder's responsibility to ensure that it remains compliant.

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