Christmas lights

Fire safety advise for this festive season

His advice is for people to be very selective when purchasing these products, as they could be potential fire hazards.

He said during many sub-standard or fake products are on the market at this time.

“Be very cautious and selective on what to buy. Look carefully at the fittings, designs and the manufacturing details.

“Avoid those with tiny connections, wirings and adaptors. These tend to heat up and melt, and can cause fire,” he said.

A similar warning was given regarding fireworks or firecrackers.

Buyers beware, cautions PNG Power for festive lights

PPL acting chief executive officer John Yanis said staff were  working in close consultation with the Independent Consumer and Competition Commission and  the National Standard Council to stop the sale of illegal fittings.     

“It’s quite hard at this point in time, we are managing that, but there are still back doors that are open (for the banned lights marking it to store shelves).

“It is a big challenge,” Yanis said.