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Consumer Safety Alert: Counterfeit Electrical Products

Recently Universal Home Experts shared an important home safety message, ‘Counterfeit Electrical.’ We would like to provide more information on that topic.

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) says that over 1 million in counterfeit electrical products, including extension cords, power strips, batteries, etc. have been recalled or seized in recent years. These products pose potential safety hazards to you, your family members and your property.

The ESFI offers safety tips to help you recognize counterfeit electrical products. Some of these tips include:

·         Look for the CSA, UL or ETL-SEMKO certification marks

·         Beware of bargains that seem too good to be true

·         Check the warning label- should be free of grammatical errors

·         Avoid no-name products