Electrical Fire Safety Week begins
Electrical Fire Safety Week, an initiative run by industry charity Electrical Safety First, takes place this week from 23rd to 29th November.
The campaign is focused on raising awareness of the sale of counterfeit and sub-standard electrical products online. ESF has issued a petition calling for better regulation of online marketplaces and will provide advice to consumers to help them stay safe when shopping online in the run up to Christmas.
ESF says, “In the UK, online marketplaces like Amazon, eBay and Wish are not bound to the same laws as other retailers, meaning it’s easy for fake and dangerous electrical products to be sold to unknowing customers.”
ESF’s guide to safe shopping online can be found here.