10 Jan

Are E-cigarettes safe? Read the Choice magazine article.

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are battery-powered devices with liquid-filled cartridges that, when heated, create an inhalable mist. The liquid is flavoured to taste like tobacco, menthol or other more exotic flavours – such as various fruits, mint or chocolate – and may or may not contain nicotine.

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10 Jan

New products requiring certification from 29 January 2017.

In accordance with AS/NZS 4417.2 Amendment 2 some new products will require certification from 29 January 2017.  For a complete list of these products refer to ERAC.

Air-conditioners incorporating flammable refrigerant are now Level 3.

Air-conditioners incorporating non-flammable or low flammable are Level 2.

Risk Levels for Electrical Products, refer the table below:-






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10 Jan
09 Jan

More than 20,000 shoppers complained to the ACCC about consumer guarantees in 2016.

More than 20,000 shoppers complained to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission about consumer guarantees in 2016, with more than a quarter reporting problems returning electronics and whitegoods to retailers.

As the Christmas period ends and Boxing Day sales wind down, the ACCC is reminding shoppers they have automatic guarantee rights that a product will work for a reasonable period of time under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

“We are concerned that businesses continue to misrepresent the rights of consumers when they try to return a faulty product,” ACCC Acting Chair Dr Michael Schaper said.

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