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.

You should 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.

Has your travel adaptor been recalled?

Some travel adaptors have been recalled in Ireland. You should check our latest product recalls for more details and to learn what to do if your adaptor is listed.

Last updated on 6 June 2023