Residents who have bought a PC tablet from Retford Markets are being warned about safety concerns regarding chargers with a particular model that has been sold in the last three months.
Notts County Council’s Trading Standards team has been notified by another local authority that the Swtec brand of charger fails to meet electrical safety regulations.
Complaints from residents have been received about PC tablets purchased from the stallholder on Retford and Newark Markets that use a Swtec charger.
Acting on the complaints the stallholder was removed. Residents will need to get in contact with the district councils to check if their model is affected and find out the contact details of the seller if they want to seek a refund.
Coun Glynn Gilfoyle, Chair of Notts County Council’s Community Safety Committee, said: “There is a risk that these chargers could cause a fire or could electrocute someone so we are urging people not to use the affected tablets. “
“Unfortunately, these tablets could be potential Christmas presents and due to the safety risks these are not gifts you should be giving to anyone.