National Standards bodies?

Date: 2016-02-25 09:14 am (UTC)
Have you considered contacting the likes of the BSI to see if it might be possible to make the not doing this sort of nonsense a condition of getting a kite mark? (in the hope that that might eventually turn into being declared unfit for sale and/or illegal to import)

Shipments of mains adaptors exhibiting a similar ignorance of best practice would presumably be seized by customs and destroyed.

If we could establish a how-not-to checklist that could be used to provoke a similar response then (and probably only then) things might get better.

These are after all controlling mains power, and that could perhaps be spun as putting the safety of people's homes at risk, in addition to all the rather harder to explain risks you've already highlighted.
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