Powerboards recalled due to electric shock risk

By James Wells

SYDNEY: Mirabella International has been forced to recall two versions of its Connect Powerboards following a potential risk of serious electric shock to consumers.

According to a statement released by the Product Safety Section of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the two models involved in the recall include the FS6C six-outlet board with suppression filter and the FS6D six outlet board with filter deleted which were on sale between April 2005 and the beginning of August 2006.

In certain instances the socket contact force is slightly lower than the standard requirements and other certain instances the attachment of the equipment wiring does not comply with standard requirements. Arduous usage could result in certain circuits becoming faulty. If a live circuit becomes faulty, the circuit will not function, and could be a fire-risk.

If an earthing circuit becomes faulty, there is no protection against the user receiving a serious electric shock from a faulty appliance connected to that circuit.

Consumers have been advised to discontinue use immediately and return the product to the point of sale.

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