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Five Tips for Avoiding Counterfeit Electrical Products

Universal Home Experts recently shared an important home safety message, ’Counterfeit Electrical.’ Here is more information on that topic.

According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 13% of all counterfeit products seized are electrical products. This percentage puts them second right behind pharmaceuticals. The production of counterfeit electrical products is so popular right now because the profits are large, and it is hard to track where the products were made and who exported them.

To help protect yourself and your Houston home from counterfeit electrical products, follow the five guidelines below. They are simple guidelines to follow to keep your loved ones and property safe.

  1. Buy from a reputable source
  2. Examine labels, documentation and packaging closely
  3. Verify authentication
  4. Examine the product carefully
  5. Avoid bargains