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Electrically Lethal - Fraudulent Warranty Offer - Product must be withdrawn from sale!
on 2 August 2013
Arrived on 2nd day after order processed.
Unfortunately, it's cheap junk (no doubt made in China - but not stated) by cretins that don't understand the British electrical system, or make any attempt to comply with British laws governing imports and sale of inappropriately made electrical goods.
This item uses IEC60320 C5/6 fittings, and comes supplied with three different types of adaptor - a so-called '13-amp-style', one, plus the awful 'Europlug' fitting, and a North American 'Type A' fitting. The plug-top for use with the British system does not contain a fuse, or make any provision for providing such; consequently, this charger that should have been fitted with a one amp fuse will be exposed to currents of at least 32-amps - and may be up to 64-amps if connected to a socket fitted to a cooker panel. Quite lethal, and looking towards starting a fire if the appliance malfunctions. THIS PRODUCT MUST BE WITHDRAWN FROM SALE!
The product could of course be improved by throwing away the offending adaptor pieces, but of course would then require to be connected via a plug-in power-cord with a correctly-made plug-top attached & fitted with a ONE-AMP fuse. The problem there is that there's no guarantee that the appliance would always be used with the same power-cord, so the one used might well not have the correct rating of fuse fitted; cretin that connect to the British system generally presume that a 13-AMP fuse should be fitted to everything - so the 'improvement' would end-up as only marginally better than as originally supplied.
The appliance is further flawed electrically, because when used with the supplied adaptor, it must fit directly beneath the wall-socket used, and many wall-sockets are mounted at or near floor-level, so don't have sufficient space available to accept this fitting, or it may vie for space with other fittings.
There is little on the box - other than 'AAA Productions' - to identify the manufacturer, or give any clue as to how he could be contacted, so the 'two year warranty' claim is fraudulently made; a valid offer must be supported by the manufacturer's full address, but an address in China is never acceptable because Chinese currency is worthless outside of that country. The appliance itself bears no markings whatsoever to relate it to a manufacturer. The supplier's supposed 'invoice' does not bear any name of address to identify the supplier, and is not a valid VAT invoice; it is in breach of British law. All in all, there's no means of identifying who supplied the product, or who manufactured it - so a fat chance of getting any compensation from anybody if the unit fails! You would have to sue Amazon for their incompetence in getting involved in the supply of such products.
The supplier 'Marco' is responsible for both faults by failing to take adequate care to import satisfactory goods and supply appropriate documentation.