Consumer Product Safety

Press release 2008.11.19 [Prevention of fire involving Electric Cooking Stoves with protruding switch knobs]

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Prevention of fire involving Electric Cooking Stoves with protruding switch knobs

National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Life and Welfare Technology Center
November 19, 2008

The National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) held a press briefing on the prevention of accidental fire involving "Electric Cooking Stoves" with protruding switch knobs.

1. Press release

Release date:
November 19, 2008
Title:
Prevention of accidental fire involving "Electric Cooking Stoves" with protruding switch knobs
Publisher:
Product Safety Technology Center
Summary:
In response to frequent accidents due to electric cooking stoves with protruding switch control units, NITE held a press briefing to promote awareness and prevent the recurrence of such accidents.

*Preventive measures
As preventive measures, NITE promoted the safety of consumers by providing accident information on the internet etc, and distributing the "Mi-mamori Handbook" as well as issuing a NITE Alert on January 13, 2005.
NITE will continuously promote consumers' awareness at the Product Safety Inspection Seminars sponsored by METI and product safety education seminars for consumers held by consumer affairs centers nationwide.

Press briefing paper in Japanese

For more information;
National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE)
Product Safety Technology Center, Product Safety Investigation Division

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