Recently at a large education facility, Inspect and Tag was contracted to do the test and tag and do the timed RCD testing.
This sandwich toaster was discovered in the student lunch room. The toaster passes the electrical test and tag but it is broken handle making it a danger to any user.
Inspect and Tag personnel are trained to be conscious and serious about your safety .This item was shown to the person responsible and removed for destruction. Any item especially electrical – broken. Should be removed and either repaired or destroyed immediately.
You may say it is only a broken handle. Yes – but the top plate has electricity flowing into it and the handle being broken puts extra strain on the wires, etc. making the unit a danger to all users.
A price cannot be placed on life. So please ensure not only are your appliances electrically safe but are not broken.