Ogmore MP Chris Elmore has joined Electrical Safety First in warning to be vigilant against fake electrical goods this Christmas season.
Electrical Safety First have warned consumers to be on the lookout of fakes. There has been a huge increase in the number of counterfeit and sub-standard electrical goods coming into the country. And these fakes follow the trends of must-have-items including mobile phones, hair straighteners and games.
Chris Elmore MP said: “Some counterfeit items are nearly impossible to spot especially when buying things online. Fake electrical equipment can be dangerous and you should be extra careful.”
Electrical Safety First have steps to protect yourself from fakes. 1. If the prices are too good to be true, it’s probably fake. 2. Don’t just take the seller’s word for it – reference reviews from people who are verified purchasers. 3. Know where you’re buying from. 4. Beware of words qualifying an item’s authenticity (such as ‘genuine’ or ‘real’ or ‘authentic’. 5. Spot the lock to pay safely – look for websites that allow you to pay safely.