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17th May 2023

Travel adapters recalled as CCPC say they pose electric shock risk

Clodagh McKeon

Please take care.

Holidaymakers are being urged to be cautious when using travel adapters as some sold in Ireland have been deemed unsafe.

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) have issued a recall of three travel adapters after extensive tests.

They found that the G&BL multi-travel adapter, sold in Harvey Norman, the Welly Enjoy IT universal travel adapter, sold on Amazon, and the Homesafe Universal USB travel adapter, sold by various retailers pose a risk of electric shock.

The CCPC said that these adapters are for short-term use only and should not be used as a replacement for a home socket.

There were approximately 1,222 of the G&BL adapters sold in the Republic of Ireland with the type/number of model Art. 6769.

The bar code is 8011884067692 but the batch number is unknown.

If you have this adapter, please discard it and contact [email protected] or phone (01) 205 0500 to see what remedies are available.

If you have the Well Enjoy IT with type/number of model WY13100 please dispose of the product.

The ASIN number is B07DRP4NND and the barcode is 8054392613845.

Lastly, if you have a Homesafe Universal USB adapter, it’s advised that you stop using it straight away.

The product was manufactured from 2021 to 2022 and would have been available at a number of different retailers.

Check the type/number of model which is MMTA01/JL153. The batch number is BT1887 and the barcode is 5391529360023.

There were around 6,040 sold in Ireland and so consumers are being asked to take caution.

For more information on this product contact Homeline on 01 4568221 or [email protected].

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