Connect with us


These 5 Extension Cords Can Overheat Easily & Cause a Fire, Public Urged to Stop Using Them


These 5 - World Of Buzz
Source: Bastille Post

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just recently (April 2019), Hong Kong’s Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) has issued a warning to members of the public to stop using these five brands or models of extension cords as they’ve found to be unsafe. Bastille Post reported that the wires in these extension cords are thinner than the requirement and therefore, could easily overheat and possibly cause a fire.

Here are the brands and models:

1. Brand: Remax 
    Model: RU-S4


2. Brand: LDNIO
     Model: SC3301


3. Brand: LDNIO
     Model: SC3604


4. Brand: Not Available
     Model: ZGN-T06


5. Brand: Not Available 
     Model: ZGN-T08

Besides the thin wires inside, all the models (except Remax RU-S4) reportedly do not come equipped with a fuse, which is part of the safety requirement. As such, Hong Kong authorities have urged their citizens to stop buying and using these extension cords to avoid overheating issues which could lead to a fire.

After this news went viral on social media, many netizens including Malaysians were surprised by this revelation as these items are easily available in our country through online selling platforms. Some netizens expressed their concern as they are currently using one while others shared how they’ve been using these models for quite some time but nothing has happened.

As we’re all aware of, extension cords have long been identified as fire hazards, which is why it is banned in certain buildings such as hospitals and schools in certain countries. If you must use extension cords, we recommend you to choose the ones that have been approved by SIRIM. 

So guys, if you know any of your friends or family members who are using these models, share this article with them! 


Also read: Shocking Analysis Reveals Cancer-Causing Substances in These 18 Brands of Margarine

Cancer-Causing Substances Are Found In These 18 Brands Of Margarines - World Of Buzz

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

My Post 1 2022 12 01T115129.526 My Post 1 2022 12 01T115129.526
News2 hours ago

BREAKING: Here’s The New List of Cabinet Members Under PM Anwar Ibrahim’s Unity Govt

10th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, took to a live press conference to announce the new line...

My Post 1 2022 12 02T165427.008 My Post 1 2022 12 02T165427.008
News2 hours ago

LIVE NOW: PM Anwar Ibrahim Announces New List of Cabinet Ministers

10th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim is announcing the Cabinet line-up in a live press conference now....

Ft Ganu Ft Ganu
News11 hours ago

T’ganu Govt Declares That Manly Behaviour in Women & Witchcraft are Now Punishable in the State

In various amendments to its regulations, the Terengganu state government appears to be fortify the implementation of Syariah law in...

My Post 1 2022 12 01T173854.435 1 My Post 1 2022 12 01T173854.435 1
News1 day ago

1-Year-Old Boy Taken Away by Crocodile in Sabah, Father Left Severely Injured Due to The Attack

Warning: The images in this article may be disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.  A one-year-old boy was bitten and taken...

Collage 11 Collage 11
News1 day ago

Selangor Will Become First State to Give FREE Sanitary Pads, Hopes to Address Period Poverty

Ladies in Selangor, this is good news for you! Selangor will be the first state in Malaysia to provide FREE...

Ft Beat Ft Beat
News1 day ago

S’porean Mother Stabs 15yo Daughter in Her Thigh With a Knife For Going Out Too Frequently

As teenagers, one of the most common phrases we’d hear our Asian parents say is, “this is a house not...

Collage 10 Collage 10
News1 day ago

T’ganu Govt Bans Hair Salons From Offering Unisex Haircuts or Face Fines Between RM500 to RM1,000

Terengganu folks, you may need to follow some strict rules if you wish to get a haircut in the near...

Ft Mcmc Ft Mcmc
News1 day ago

MCMC & PDRM Call TikTok’s Management to Explain “Sponsored Videos” on Repeat of May 13 Riots

Over the past few weeks, there has been a hike in the number of videos on TikTok of users calling...


Latest Videos