Consumer Product Safety

Press release 2012.10.18 [Prevention of accidents involving power cords and wiring appliances]

Prevention of accidents involving power cords and wiring appliances

National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Product Safety Technology Center
October 18, 2012

NITE (National Institute of Technology and Evaluation; President: Itaru Yasui) gave a presentation for the media on preventing accidents involving power cords and wiring appliances as shown in the attached materials.

1. Press release

Release date:
October 18, 2012
Title:
Prevention of accidents involving power cords and wiring appliances
Publisher:
Product Safety Technology Center
Summary:
Of the product accident information reported to the NITE Product Safety Technology Center, the number of accidents involving power cords such as those of hair dryers and electric heaters and wiring appliances such as power strips and receptacles amounted to 1,065 (*1) for the five-year period from fiscal 2007 to 2011. Accidents involving these products occur more frequently in the winter months when many electric products with high power consumption, such as heating appliances, are used. Hence we urge users to take note of the details of the accidents to prevent such accidents.
(*1)
The figure is as of August 31, 2012, and was compiled on a “date of occurrence” basis, excluding duplicate and inapplicable information.
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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