[chbot] Electrical regulations

Mark Beckett m.beckett at amuri.net
Tue Jul 1 11:02:06 BST 2014

I think you'll find its actually been that way for a while.
The real problem was that these were the Electrical Regulations and as 
such needed the Electrical Registrar to act on any breaches.

I think now the MED (Ministry Economic Development ..... it still 
reminds me of the old power company) can do the prosecuting.

Of course it does tend to rely on someone complaining, or Customs 
intercepting it and checking for the relevant markings.
In NZ you also have the Consumer Guarantees Act to ensure you get your 
money back if its not fit for purpose (ie illegal).


Helmut Walle wrote:
> Thanks, Mark.
> Yes, it is clear now, and the current clarity has been achieved in the 
> catch-up that has taken place over the past couple of decades 
> probably. I am not sure when these rules were tightened but they 
> haven't been like that for ages. Besides overseas imports, on-line 
> selling and ebay / trademe have created some pressure to tighten up 
> the rules around used equipment, too.
> Kind regards,
> Helmut.
> On 30/06/14 20:31, Mark Beckett wrote:
>> Helmut
>> The regulations are very clear.
>> http://www.legislation.co.nz/regulation/public/2010/0036/latest/whole.html#DLM2763649 
>> part 6 No 80 ....
>>          New and used fittings and appliances to be electrically safe
> [...]
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