ESC Backs Industry Charter

14 October 2008

Industry Charter on counterfeit electrical products

The Electrical Safety Council has added its backing to the Electrical Installation Industry Charter, an agreement that confirms the commitment of all signatories in the fight against the trade in counterfeit electrical products, and the proliferation of products failing to comply with the appropriate standards.

Dave Dossett, Chairman of the Electrical Safety Council, who put his signature to the Charter at the gala dinner of the International Electrical Product Safety Conference, comments: “Sub-standard and counterfeit electrical products can kill, no-one is immune and it is in everyone’s interest that the electrical industry unites to tackle this global problem. Counterfeiting was a hot topic for discussion at the recent International Electrical Product Safety Conference, hosted by the Electrical Safety Council, and it’s clear that the industry has to take a holistic approach to stamp out this threat. The Electrical Safety Council is working on many different fronts to reduce the number of deaths and injuries through electrical accidents. By joining forces with other Charter signatories we hope to develop practical and effective solutions to drive out the trade in dangerous, non-compliant electrical products and improve user safety.”

Representatives from BASEC, BCA and the Lighting Industry Federation also added their names to the Charter at the Conference dinner, joining founder signatories BEAMA, EDA, ECA and SELECT.

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