Spot The Fake

Are you at risk of being scammed this Christmas?

We know it’s easy to miss those small details that give away a fake, especially in the rush of Christmas shopping and trying to grab a bargain on Black Friday. We’ve found that around nine million UK shoppers have purchased a fake electrical product as a Christmas gift in the past – pretty scary when you think about the fact that fake internal parts in electrical items are at risk of exploding, leaving you open to serious injury or property damage. So, if you buy a fake, at best you’re being swindled but at worst you’re putting your life at risk.

So if you’re making a list ahead of Black Friday, make sure you check it twice!


Every year for Electrical Fire Safety Week, the Government’s Fire Kills campaign
works in partnership with Electrical Safety First, the UK charity dedicated to
reducing deaths and injuries caused by electricity in the home.

Electrical Fire Safety Week runs from 21st to 27th November

This year, the Charity is warning about counterfeit and substandard electrical
products. There is always a lot of media interest in this subject in the run up to
Christmas, particularly around “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” – when
retailers (online and on the High Street) offer big discounts to drive sales of musthave Christmas gifts.

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