Beware the electrical bargains that could catch fire, cause electric shocks or melt into your carpet

Mail Online | 9/2/2019 | Daily Mail Reporter
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Nearly three quarters of cheap electrical devices bought online are unsafe, research shows.

The tests on dozens of USB chargers, travel adaptors and power banks showed many had potentially lethal faults.

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Experts at consumer group Which? looked at unbranded or unrecognised brands sold through Amazon Marketplace, eBay, Wish and AliExpress. They found products so poorly designed they could cause electric shocks and start fires.

Eight of 12 USB chargers for use with Apple iPhones were dangerous as were 11 of 12 USB travel adaptors. ‘Online marketplaces that list cheap and unsafe electrical products sold by unknown brands are putting people at risk,’ said Natalie Hitchins, head of home products and services for Which?

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