When it comes to product or appliance safety, the majority of buyers might well assume that every product they buy comes with equal levels of compliance with international safety standards. The regulations in New Zealand and Australia require that commercial refrigerating appliances comply with AS/NZS 60335.2.89, which is the locally badged version of IEC 60335.2.89 with minor regional variations. However, there is little or no enforcement of this until a safety incident is investigated by the authorities.
SKOPE ensures all our products (whether made in New Zealand or offshore) are fully compliant with the required standard, through a combination of stringent in-house and independent testing. SKOPE partners with Haier in China and the products they make are subjected to SKOPE’s rigorous compliance and testing processes, to ensure they are of the standard New Zealand and Australian customers expect and fully compliant to the AS/NZS standard.
Ensuring that all products are compliant with the standards can be costly, requiring independent lab testing and ensuring key components used throughout the product are also safety compliant in their own right. SKOPE has become aware over recent years of cheaper imported products entering the market that appear not to comply, indicating that the suppliers are avoiding compliance costs and therefore introducing potential risks to owners and users of these products.
When buying SKOPE products, you have our assurance that all our products comply with all the required standards and regulations.
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