New Counterfeit Plug Type

rewirable plug with ISOD
Fig.1 Rewirable plug with ISOD

We have recently become aware of a new type of counterfeit BS1363 plug entering the UK market from China. This is a rewirable plug with an insulated shutter opening device (ISOD). To comply with BS1363-1, a plug with an ISOD must be of a non-rewirable type.

Other types of counterfeit plugs, like those shown below, have been in circulation in the UK for a number of years now and have already been widely publised on sites like

plug with sleeved earth pin
Fig.2 sleeve on earth pin
unfused plug
Fig.3 No fuse, No sleeves,
L & N pins too close to outer edge.