With Covid-19 restrictions keeping people away from High Streets and shopping centres, a lot of us are turning to online marketplaces for Christmas gift buying. But these websites are not subject to the same regulations as other retailers, meaning it’s easy for dodgy dealers to sell counterfeit and sub-standard products. And when it’s an electrical fake you’re buying, the risk isn’t just that it might fall apart or stop working – fake electrical products have a serious risk of electric shock or fire.
So, if you’re buying electrical products online, make sure you know who you’re buying from. Stick to the websites of known manufacturers and retailers such as those found on the High Street, rather than buying from third party sellers on online marketplaces.
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Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
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