Electric Chipmunks

05 November 2013

Posted on by Gareth Evans

Meet Tara Cheadle. She may be a chipmunk, but she is also a typical girl. She enjoys the finer things in life and these come at a cost. Tara's young and popular with her large group of friends.

Looking her best for a night out is a priority. And looking good doesn't come cheap - the right clothes, the right make-up, the right beauty products, hairdryer, hair straighteners, curling tongs - the list is endless ... so who can blame her for having an eye for a bargain?

Don't get exploded by dodgy electrics

Don't end up like Tara.

Everyone  loves a bargain, but fake goods can and do put lives at risk. They almost always contain incorrect or faulty parts that can overheat or break just days after purchase, increasing the risk of fire, serious shock or even electrocution.

Faulty electrical goods are the number one cause of severe electric shock in the UK and cause thousands of house fires each year.

Sophisticated printing on packaging and labels mean that fakes are becoming increasingly hard to spot. And with many people going online to look for bargains, it is even easier for dodgy goods to slip through the net.

You might see cheap electrical goods as a bargain but if the product turns out to be fake these goods are, at best, a waste of money. At worst, they could result in a house fire, severe injury or even the death of a loved one.

Download our Safe Shopper's Guide for hints and tips on how to spot dodgy traders and avoid the fakes to help keep your home and loved ones safe.

(November 2013)

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