Counterfeit Consoles

A warning has been issued by Hull City Council’s Trading Standards team over potentially dangerous counterfeit games consoles which could cause fire or electrocution.

In December last year in the run up to Christmas, Trading Standards officers seized a quantity of games consoles from a trader operating a stall in St Stephens Shopping Centre, Hull. The officers suspected the consoles contained unauthorised and counterfeit games software.

Poor Wiring

However, samples of the games consoles were submitted to an electrical test house where it was discovered the wiring inside is not up to standard and the consoles could catch on fire or electrocute users. The two brands identified as being unsafe are the ‘Orange Pi Mini PC’ and the ‘Super Mini SFC’ console which both are suspected to have been produced in the Far East.

Need Help?

Trading Standards have serious concerns regarding the safety of the electrical goods and advise anyone who has purchased one of the affected products should stop using it immediately and seek further guidance from Citizens Advice Consumer Service on: 03454 040506.