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I know this information is nearly 8 months old but it may be of assistance to Electricians that install HPM products (apologies if this has already been posted):

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/fake-power-sockets-pose-fire-risk/2006/09/24/1159036415569.html

More information is available from the HPM website:

http://www.hpm.com.au/

Click on counterfeit products tab on left hand side for more links to files to identify the outlets.



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Darren,
I seem to remember there was a similar stink over here in 2000-1 over counterfeit Hager CB's as well.
That's why all Hager breakers (that are made in the factory in France) sport a hologram label on them, identifying them as the legitimate product.
There was a story of a breaker somewhere up north that did not trip at all and took out the pole fuse feeding the house, that was how the sub-standard product was found.
Turns out these ones came from a factory in Pakistan and part of the trip mechanism was missing. shocked


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