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Safety Announcement – Product recalls

Safety Announcement – Product recalls

June 5, 2015

An important safety announcement for all our customers. The Australia Consumer and Competition Commission has issued a number of product recalls for the following products:

– BIG W—”Chevron” 4 and 6 Outlet Surge Protected Power Boards:

Product description: “Chevron” 4 and 6 Outlet Surge Protected Power Boards
Identifying features: “Chevron” 4 and 6 Outlet Surge Protected Power Boards with 3 Metre Lead, Models: WH-4PBS & WH-6PBS
What are the defects? The electrical contacts of the sockets are poorly aligned and the plastic enclosure does not meet the flammability requirements of the applicable standard.
What are the hazards? There is a risk of overheating and fire.
Dates product was available for sale:1st December 2009 – 7th November 2014
Where the product was sold: Nationally
Traders who sold this product: BIG W
Supplier: Woolworths Ltd
What should I do if I have purchased this item? Stop using the power boards immediately and return them to your nearest BIG W store to receive a full refund.

– Corevision Limited— 4 Socket Powerboard Outlet:

Product description: 4 Sockets Outlet Powerboards PBE-04
Identifying features: Avisen – UCA406C, marked with approval number SAA11902EA at the back of the product
What are the defects? In certain instances there may be non-compliance in terms of ignitability, lateral strain and withdrawal force.
What are the hazards? Risk of electric shock or fire.
Dates available for sale: 1st August 2013 – 1st July 2014
Traders who sold this product: The 4 Sockets Outlet Powerboards have been sold at “The Reject Shop” in Queensland and New South Wales since August 2013.
Supplier: Corevision Limited
What should I do if I have purchased this item? Stop using the power boards immediately and return them to your nearest Reject Shop Store for a full refund. For further information contact Corevision Limited on 02 8073 0728 9am – 5pm EST Monday to Friday.

– SRG Leisure Retail Pty Ltd—4 Outlet Powerboard Sold at Supercheap Auto, BCF and Ray’s Outdoor Stores:

Product description: 4 Outlet Powerboard (Electrical Portable Outlet device) Model No. LA025A or LA025B
Identifying features: 4 outlet powerboard units marked with model number LA025A or LA025B are being recalled supplied by Supercheap Auto Pty Ltd, BCF Australia Pty Ltd and Ray’s Outdoors Pty Ltd and sold nationwide through Supercheap Auto, BCF and Ray’s Outdoors stores. Supercheap Auto stores have sold affected models packaged as Best Buy 4 Outlet Powerboard. BCF and Rays Outdoors stores have sold affected models packaged as 4 Outlet Powerboard.
What are the defects? Product does not comply with Australian and New Zealand electrical safety requirements concerning resistance to fire and a secure connection to inserted plugs.
What are the hazards? Potential risk of fire.
Dates available for sale: 1st January 2002 – 1st August 2014
Where the product was sold: Nationally
Traders who sold this product: Supercheap Auto, BCF or Ray’s Outdoors stores.
Supplier: SRG Leisure Retail Pty Ltd
What should I do if I have purchased this item? Stop using the power boards immediately and return them to your nearest Supercheap Auto, BCF or Ray’s Outdoors store to obtain full refund.

– Kmart Australia Limited—Performer 4 Way Power Board, Performer 4 Way Surge Power Board and Performer 6 Way Power Board:

Product description: 4 outlet power boards (x2) 6 outlet power board
Identifying features: Performer power boards UCA 406C, UCA 407C and UCA 410C, marked with approval number SAA111902EA.
What are the defects? The electrical contacts of the sockets are poorly aligned and the plastic enclosure does not meet the flammability requirements of the applicable standard.
What are the hazards: Risk of fire.
Dates available for sale:20th June 2011 – 30th October 2014
Where the product was sold: Nationally
Traders who sold this product: Kmart Australia Limited
Supplier: Kmart Australia Limited
What should I do if I have purchased this item? Stop using the power boards immediately and return them to your nearest Kmart store to obtain full refund. For further information contact Kmart Customer Service on 1800 124 125 Monday-Friday between 8.00am-5.00pm or visit www.kmart.com.au.

– Woolworths Ltd—“Essentials” 4 Outlet Power Board & “Chevron” 4 and 6 Outlet Power Boards:
Product description: “Essentials” 4 outlet power board, surge protection, model: PB4S, “Essentials” 4 outlet power board, surge protection, with 3 Metre lead, model: WH-4PBS, “Chevron” 4 and 6 Outlet Surge Protected Power Boards with 3 Metre Lead, Models: WH-4PBS & WH-6PBS
Identifying features: “Essentials” 4 outlet power board, surge protection, model: PB4S, “Essentials” 4 outlet power board, surge protection, with 3 Metre lead, model: WH-4PBS, “Chevron” 4 and 6 Outlet Surge Protected Power Boards with 3 Metre Lead, Models: WH-4PBS & WH-6PBS.
What are the defects? The electrical contacts of the sockets are poorly aligned and the plastic enclosure does not meet the flammability requirements of the applicable standard.
What are the hazards? There is a risk of overheating and fire.
Dates available for sale: 1st November 2009 – 7th November 2014
Where the product was sold: Nationally
Traders who sold this product: Woolworths Supermarkets and BIG W stores across Australia from December 2009 to November 2014
Supplier: Woolworths Ltd
What should I do if I have purchased this item? Consumers should stop using the power boards immediately and return them to their nearest BIG W store or Woolworths Supermarkets store to receive a full refund

– Toshiba (Australia) Pty Ltd—AC Personal Computer Power Cords:
Product description:
“LS-15” labelled AC Power cord sold with PC computers between September 2010 and June 2012
Identifying features: “LS-15” moulded marking on appliance connector together with Product code/serial number combination
What are the defects? In some instances the “LS-15” labelled connector’s electrical insulation may degrade over time with the potential to overheat and burn.
What are the hazards? AC Power cord may overheat and potentially cause a burn hazard.
Dates available for sale: 1st September 2010 – 30th June 2012
Where the product was sold: Nationally
Traders who sold this product: Toshiba (Australia) Pty Ltd
What should I do if I have purchased this item? Stop using the Power Cord immediately and visit the Toshiba website, //www.mytoshiba.com.au/support to check if your Power cord is affected.

If you believe you may have purchased one of the items on this list it is critical for your safety that you cease use of the item immediately and contact the suppliers as these items are at risk of overheating, fire and causing electrocution. For more information on the product recalls and who to contact follow links provided above.

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