A number of travel adaptors have been recalled from the Irish market amid safety fears.
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has said safety experts tested a number of adaptors and found some "serious issues."
It is advising all consumers to check if their travel adaptor is one being recalled, and to take care when using all such adaptors.
The following adaptors have been recalled:
G&BL Universal Multitravel Adapter sold in Harvey Norman
Homesafe Universal USB Travel Adaptor sold by various retailers
Welly enjoy IT universal travel adaptor sold on Amazon
Travel Adaptors - Product Safety Demonstration from CCPC on Vimeo.
The CCPC has also issued some safety tips when using travel adaptors.
People should only use them in the countries listed on the product, its packaging or accompanying safety information.
Any appliance should always be plugged into the travel adaptor first, before inserting the travel adaptor into a socket.
People should not overload the adaptors, as they are designed for short-term use only with low energy consumption devices - not as a replacement for a domestic socket.
People are advised to always unplug them when not in use, when they are leaving the accommodation and when they are going to sleep.