NSW Fair Trading have expressed concern over alternatives to electric hot water bottles, whereby water is heated via electrical heating elements.

Concerns have been raised over hazards such as electric shock, should there be a failure of the insulation between electrical parts at mains voltage and water / users.

Austest Laboratories and ASA (Australian Safety Approval) are unable to accept these types of products for testing or approval until the current situation changes.  A copy of the NSW Government Gazette regarding these items follows.