On Friday, 6 October 2017 13:53:29 UTC+1, Ian Jackson wrote:
This should be fun.
What "EU safety checks"?
There are no safety checks on products entering the EU. Everything relies on manufacturers' declarations of conformity, which are pretty meaningless when genuine, and often completely fictitious.
In the Good Old Days you could go to your local Electricity Board Showroom confident in the knowledge that everything they sold had a BS Kitemark and/or BEAB Approval.
And they would fit you a 13A or 15A plug if you asked them nicely.