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Wylex Launch Amendment 3 Consumer Units

  • May 02, 2015

Amendment 3 to BS7671 IET Wiring Regulations (published January 2015).

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Government’s Recall Review – Electrical Safety First Responds

  • May 01, 2015

Responding to the Government’s Review of the UK’s System for the Recall of Unsafe Products, Electrical Safety First has highlighted the need for a more robust system of recalls and urgent action to increase consumer understanding of risk.

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Product recall seminar hits the spot

  • Apr 15, 2015

With recalls hitting the headlines on a regular basis, Electrical Safety First’s latest industry initiative was a timely seminar entitled Product Recalls – Do you have an effective recall process?

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ACI says construction industry suffers from non-conforming products

  • Mar 26, 2015

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is questioning the prevalence (or otherwise) of faulty electrical products in the UK construction sector.

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Electrical Safety First welcomes product recall system review

  • Mar 07, 2015

Fake, unsafe and non-compliant electrical products for consumers and professionals alike are now everywhere, available from retail outlets, online and even some electrical wholesalers. This is now a very serious issue and one with big safely implications. So the latest news from the Government regarding the product recall system has pleased Electrical Safety First.

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Dodgy cables - understand your responsibilities warns the ACI again

  • Mar 04, 2015

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has reported more trouble with sub-standard and possibly dangerous cables in the Australian electrical supply chain, as another product recall has led to the collapse of another cable importer there. Again, there are implications for the UK.

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BBC and 'Fatally Flawed' in dispute over Chinese made ‘universal sockets’

  • Mar 03, 2015

An article entitled ‘A universal plug socket... at last?’ by the BBC’s renowned journalist Peter Day and posted to the BBC’s online magazine on 1st June 2012, is at the centre of arguments over the safety of the product concerned. Voltimum UK, writes James Hunt, has no wish to criticise the excellent BBC, yet there is a question to be answered because of the potential risk to life and limb. This is why we’ve published the email exchange here. The complainant is David Peacock, FIET, founder of 'PlugSafe' and co-founder of 'FatallyFlawed'.

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Product compliance: Electrical products sold must be safe.

  • Mar 01, 2015

A fundamental principle of the compliance of a product is that all electrical products sold in UK must be electrically safe.

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Safety Issues – When Good LED Lamps Go Bad and Other Cautions

  • Feb 24, 2015

Many manufacturers and suppliers of LED lamps make great lamps that are safe to use. If they didn’t, they would not be in business for too long. While some manufacturers and suppliers have been prone to overstate performance, they too are being weeded out as the market becomes increasingly savvy about their inflated performance claims. However, there are tested and compliant lamps when used in particular applications will render the lighting installation to be unsafe.

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LIA Laboratories receives certification to ISO/IEC 17065

  • Feb 19, 2015

LIA Laboratories Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Lighting Industry Association, has been accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO/IEC 17065 “General requirements for the competence for product certification”, the main ISO standard used for certifying a products safety and performance.

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