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    Default Socket Covers - Please support e-petition calling for regulation

    Please sign this government e-petition: http://epetitions.di...petitions/36699

    The petition is a result of the enthusiastic discussion on socket covers taking place at the Electricians Forums: http://www.electrici...ampaign-12.html It turns out that there are a lot of electricians who are very concerned about socket covers, and many of them have felt that way for a lot longer than the FatallyFlawed campaign has been running. The message has been well promoted on the forum website by the forum owner (himself the father of a toddler). The petition was started by one of the contributors and has just gone live. It does not call for a ban, but the regulation of anything which plugs into a BS 1363 socket, but is not actually a plug.

    The current (pardon the pun) situation is that a supplier selling a real plug which does not conform to BS 1363 dimensions is liable to up to six months in jail, but anyone can sell a socket cover (or phone charger, or night light, or air freshener) with oversized pins, and the potential to cause permanent damage to a socket, with impunity. Damaged contacts are poor contacts, and poor contacts overheat and catch fire.

    Even if you believe that a properly fitting socket cover has some value, (and there are none of those on the market – they are all wrong) please sign the petition to help put a stop to the sale of damaging and dangerous junk.

    Also, please consider helping to spread the word. Encourage your friends and relatives to support this cause, it will not cost them a penny!

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    David at FatallyFlawed

    www.fatallyflawed.org.uk
    www.bs1363.org.uk

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    signed x x

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    My ex is an electrician and hated them! He used to say how dangerous they were.

    In those days we had to use them or Ofsted were not happy.

    At least now we have it clearly worded by Ofsted that it is not within the Ofsted inspector's remit to check for them - just to ask us how we keep children safe.

    I have signed

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    signed

    good luck x

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    Thanks for the support.

    Johnny Ball, the king of TV Maths (and Zoe's dad) became an official supporter of FatallyFlawed yesterday! His picture and quote now appear on the site.

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    I've signed and put on my fb

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    signed.

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    Thanks for the signatures so far, please keep them coming!

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    dh and I have signed and I will pass it on. Sorry I didn't spot it quicker.
    Last edited by rickysmiths; 13-08-2012 at 10:20 PM.

 

 

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