National recall of swivel plug extension leads
Arlec Australia has initiated a national recall of swivel plug extension leads because they pose a potential fire or electrical hazard.
Fair Trading Minister Virginia Judge said models SPL3 (3 metres), SPL7 (7 metres), and SPL10 (10 metres) were being recalled after the company received reports the plug may separate from the body, exposing live parts.
“If you have purchased any of these extension leads you must stop using them immediately,” she said.
“While no injuries or incidents have been reported, consumers should return the product to the place of purchase for a replacement or full refund.
“More than 6,000 extension leads were sold nationally between 1 November 2009 and 16 January 2010 at retailers including Bunnings and K-Mart.
“Arlec Australia has advertised the recall extensively in newspapers across Australia – with the most recent ad being published on Thursday.
“I congratulate Arlec Australia for acting swiftly to remove the products from the shelf.
“Voluntary recalls play an important role in product safety by minimising the risk to consumers.”
For a replacement or a refund, consumers should contact Arlec Customer Service for assistance on 03 9727 8860, Fax 1300 360 650 (toll free) or visit www.arlec.com.au.
For more information visit the recall website at www.recalls.gov.au.
Fair trading enquiries: 13 32 20