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 www.bs1363.org.uk

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.