A summer safety warning on travel adaptors

May 16, 2023

Our product safety experts tested a number of adaptors sold in Ireland and found some serious issues. While we work to ensure all unsafe products are recalled or withdrawn from the market, and to prevent these problems reoccurring, we’re advising all consumers to check the list of recalls for their travel adaptor and to take care when using all travel adaptors.

Has your travel adaptor been recalled?

The following adaptors have been recalled from consumers. Click the links below for more details and to learn what to do if your adaptor is listed:

G&BL Universal Multitravel Adapter sold in Harvey Norman

Homesafe Universal USB Travel Adaptor sold by various retailers

Welly enjoy IT universal travel adaptor sold on Amazon

Tips for safe use of travel adaptors

Travel adaptors are high-risk electrical products so it is important for us all to take extra caution and understand how to safely use them.

The CCPC is encouraging all consumers to follow these tips when using a travel adaptor:

  1. Use only in the countries listed on the product, its packaging or accompanying safety information.
  2. Always plug the appliance into the travel adaptor first, before inserting the travel adaptor into the socket.
  3. Don’t overload the adaptor: it’s designed for short-term use only, with low energy consumption devices, not as a replacement for a domestic socket.
  4. Unplug the adaptor when you’re finished using it, when you’re leaving the house or your accommodation, and when you’re going to sleep.

Watch the video below for a brief product safety demonstration of the safety issues identified with recalled travel adaptors.

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