R futher RECALL Olsent power boards

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Home Timber & Hardware Group—Assorted Olsent Powerboards
PRA number: 2014/14374
Date published: 14th October 2014
Product information
Product description
Olsent Powerboard 4 Outlet Wide w/SP Model: D06-4F marked with Approval Identifier on unit: Q050594
Olsent Powerboard 6 Outlet Wide w/SP Model: D06-6F marked with Approval Identifier on unit: Q050594
Olsent Powerboard 4 Outlet 2 Pack Model: PG4PB marked with Approval Identifier on unit: RCM 5251
Olsent Powerboard 4 Outlet Model: PG-4PBS marked with Approval Identifier on unit: RCM5251
Identifying features
Olsent Powerboard 4 Outlet Wide w/SP Model: D06-4F marked with Approval Identifier on unit: Q050594
Olsent Powerboard 6 Outlet Wide w/SP Model: D06-6F marked with Approval Identifier on unit: Q050594
Olsent Powerboard 4 Outlet 2 Pack Model: PG4PB marked with Approval Identifier on unit: RCM 5251
Olsent Powerboard 4 Outlet Model: PG-4PBS marked with Approval Identifier on unit: RCM5251
What are the defects?
The electrical contacts of the sockets are poorly aligned and the plastic enclosures do not meet the flammability requirements of the applicable standard.
What are the hazards?
There is a risk of overheating and fire.
Where the product was sold
Nationally
Traders who sold this product
This product was sold in Home Timber & Hardware, Plants Plus and Thrifty-Link stores across Australia from July 2011 to September 2014
Supplier
Home Timber & Hardware Group
Supplier's web site
http://www.homehardware.com.au
What should consumers do?
Consumers should stop using the 4 and 6 outlet power boards and return them to their nearest Home Timber & Hardware, Plants Plus and Thrifty-Link store to receive a full refund.

Home Timber & Hardware Group apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Advertisements and supporting documentation
FINAL HTH Electrical product safety recalls Ad.pdf (168.7 KB)

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Reply By: The Bantam - Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 at 09:59

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 at 09:59
I've said it before & I'll say it again.....don't buy cheap power boards.

You can buy a HPM branded 4 way power boards from office works for $7.69 a pair, and 6 ways for for $10.78 a pair.

How much ceaper do you want em.

These power boards may not be fantastic.....but at least HPM is a manufacturer of electrical fittings and should know how a safe and compliant power board should be made.....even If they are getting the chineese to make them.

cheers
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