Electrical Safety First, along with Enfield Council’s Fair Trading team visited Chace to advise on why fake mobile phone charging cables and plugs could be unsafe. Students were asked to bring in their chargers and plugs to have them assessed by an electrical engineer. Representatives from Samsung and Apple were also there to assess the leads and plugs to see if they were counterfeit.
• 220 students participated from all school years
• 225 leads were assessed – 98 of these failed (42 per cent)
• 92 plugs were assessed – 10 of these failed (21.7 per cent)
• 16 items were found to be counterfeit (4.89 per cent)
All plugs and chargers that were found to be unsafe or counterfeit were replaced with new genuine items. Many thanks to Electrical Safety First, the engineers and of course, the enthusiastic students for participating. To find out more about electrical safety, go to https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/ and if you have concerns about items you’ve bought, you can contact Citizens Advice https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/ #TradingStandards #Electricals #Safety