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Notice Title

Notice That Particular Low Voltage Fittings or Appliances are Declared High Risk Articles

Pursuant to Regulation 84 of the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010, I, Mark Stephen Wogan, acting under delegated authority from the Chief Executive of WorkSafe New Zealand, hereby give notice that the low voltage fittings or appliances listed in the Schedule below are declared high risk articles, with effect from 1 January 2017.

A copy of this notice is published on the WorkSafe New Zealand website:

www.worksafe.govt.nz

Schedule

Product Grouping

Declared Article

Definition

Low voltage electric wires and cables

Supply flexible cord

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.47.

Low voltage switches for circuit, installation, protective and connection devices

 

Wall switch

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.53.

Plug

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.35.

Socket-outlet

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.45.

Outlet device

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.34.

Cord extension socket

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.10.

Appliance connector

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.1.

Bayonet lampholder adaptor

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.4.

Cord-line switch

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.11.

Residual current device

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.42.

Miniature overcurrent circuit-breaker

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.33.

Low voltage electrical tools

Tool – portable type

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.51.

Low voltage electric welding machines

Arc welding machine

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.2.

Low voltage, household and similar use appliances

Blanket

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.5.

Bread toaster

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.6.

Clothes dryer

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.7.

Cooking appliance – portable type

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.9.

Dishwashing machine

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2: 2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.13.

Fan

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.15.

Fence energizer

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.16.

Flexible heating pad

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.17.

Hair care appliance

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.21.

Immersion heater

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.23.

Insect electrocutor

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.24.

Kitchen machine

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.27.

Lawn care appliance

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.28.

Liquid heating appliance

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.29.

Massage appliance

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.31.

Microwave oven

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.32.

Room heater

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.43.

Soldering iron

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.46 .

Low voltage, household and similar use appliances

 

Swimming pool or spa equipment

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.48.

Washing machine

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.54.

Water heater

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.56.

Low voltage, lighting, electrical appliances and accessories

Decorative lighting outfit

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.12.

Inspection handlamp

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.25.

Luminaire – portable type

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.30, but does not include appliances where less than 50 items are produced to a particular design.

Simple portable luminaire

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.61, but does not include appliances where less than 50 items are produced to a particular design.

Power transformers, power supply units and similar products

Power supply or charger

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.36.

Excluding devices designed to power a self-balancing personal transport device.

Power supply or charger

As defined in AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 including amendments No. 1 and 2.

Annex B item B.2.36, and used for the charging of a battery powered self-balancing personal transport device.

 

Dated at Wellington this 11th day of March 2016.

MARK STEPHEN WOGAN, Manager, Energy Safety, WorkSafe New Zealand.