Danger from fake electrics

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COUNTERFEIT electricals can cause fires and kill, it has been warned.

With Christmas fast approaching bargain hunters may become tempted by cheap fakes but are often unaware of the serious fire risks associated with counterfeit or unbranded electrical products.

Jackie Boyle, a community fire safety officer, said: ‘The popularity of online shopping makes it easier for substandard electrical goods to slip through the net.’