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  1. The petition is a result of the enthusiastic discussion on socket covers taking place at the Electricians Forums. It turns out that there are a lot of electricians who are very concerned about socket covers, and many of them have felt that way for a lot longer than the FatallyFlawed campaign has been running. The message has been well promoted on the forum website by the forum owner (himself the father of a toddler). The petition was started by one of the contributors and has just gone live. It does not call for a ban, but the regulation of anything which plugs into a BS 1363 soc
  2. Good question! Mains plugs, and cables which include mains plugs, are subject to The Plugs and Sockets etc. (Safety) Regulations 1994 (Statutory Instrument 1994 No. 1768). These were, in the UK Government’s own words, “introduced to provide a regulatory regime to address issues regarding consumer safety. There were concerns that consumer safety was compromised by the substantial quantity of counterfeit and unsafe electrical plugs and sockets being placed on the UK market”. The regulations state: “Approval of standard plugs 8.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this regulati
  3. Amazon continue to sell these dangerous cables, they clearly believe themselves to be above the law! The worst examples (so far) are on amazon.co.uk, search for B0011YNM90 On that one listing they have 31 suppliers, I have test bought from several of these, some have been legal (including Volex ones), others not. The cables supplied through Amazon by "Star e-shop", and "eBlink" have to be seen to be believed, this is what I found: Counterfeit fuse ( a very crude imitation with no approval marks, no sand filling, loose end caps) The fuse was cosmetic and not connected
  4. The UK has the safest mains plugs and sockets in the world, however there are many illegal and dangerous counterfeit plugs being sold. Counterfeit plugs are often distinguished by having partially sleeved earth pins in clear contravention of BS 1363, that means that they cannot be legally sold (The Plugs & Sockets etc. (Safety) Regulations (1994)). Despite that they are freely available from (amongst others) many ebay sellers, and even Amazon! Some of the counterfeits also have counterfeit fuses fitted, others have no fuses whatsoever! (To see what a counterfeit fuse can do, wat
  5. Hi, I have joined the forums to bring to your attention FatallyFlawed, the campaign to highlight the dangers of using plug-in "safety socket covers" You will find more information in my post in the Consumer Reviews forum, or on our website at FatallyFlawed
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