Dodgy phone charger raids in Dapto, Figtree

Unapproved USB chargers.

Unapproved USB chargers.

Retailers in Dapto and Figtree have been raided as part of a major NSW government investigation into dodgy phone chargers being sold across the state following the electrocution of a young mother.

The government has seized a total of 138 poorly made charges and other electrical goods during its state-wide investigation.

Fair Trading commissioner Rod Stowe said two traders were likely to face prosecution for selling unsafe devices.

Thirteen traders are also likely to face penalties for selling unreliable devices, such as the phone charger that is believed to have killed 28-year-old Central Coast mother of two Sheryl Andeguer.

The 28-year-old was found dead in her NSW Central Coast home on April 23 with burns to her head, ears and chest. It is believed she was wearing earphones and was found lying near a smartphone and a plugged-in laptop.

It is not clear whether any Illawarra traders will face penalties.

Mr Stowe said the raid targeted small retailers, which were the main culprits of unapproved USB chargers and other items. He said he was surprised by the number of traders who sold the dodgy electrical goods.

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