Teresa has joined forces with Electrical Safety First to raise awareness of risks in the home caused by fake electronic goods sold online.
The Charity’s research has found that 3 out of 5 fake electricals are bought online, and a third of those buyers experience major problems with their purchase.
Almost half of all domestic fires in UK homes are caused by electricity, so the charity has developed a handy range of resources on its website, including a mobile phone app which provides a handy visual check of electrics in a home, plus a link to find a registered electrician.
“Please beware of buying fake electrical products online. Counterfeit products are often cheaper because they do not include key components which would make them safe. So even if the bargain seems too good to resist, think twice.
“Better still check out the Electrical Safety First website www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/guides-and-advice/electrical-items/safe-shopping/ to find out how to spot a fake and more handy tips. Have a safe Christmas.”