As a consumer you have a responsibility for the products you use.
You are responsible for ensuring that the product is used and maintained in such a manner that it does not compromise safety.
Be careful with cables. Pull the plug out of the wall socket and do not pull the cable. Also, use the product in the proper environment. In other words do not use products outdoors that are intended for indoor use.
Modification of electrical products
Never attempt to modify an electrical product unless you are entirely sure what you are doing and make sure that the modifications are in a manner that the manufacturer have intended.