Posted by Texas_Ranger:
In Germany (and probably Austria) hairdryers HAVE to be class 2 and that's been in effect since the early 60s I think. There's an endless thread on submerged hairdryers in a German forum and the consensus seems to be that in a bath with non-metallic drain it could happily keep running without (...)
Posted by gfretwell:
This is a flaw in the listing of the power strip, not a problem with the receptacle you plugged it into. Most will have a breaker in them and in a commercial installation it is required. Most places will have a fire marshal/life safety officer, enforcing that.