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Which? report highlights dangers of buying cheap Christmas tree lights

Electrical safety advice from Which? Trusted Traders in Leeds

As regular readers of our blog will know, here at FirstEye we often provide updates on electrical safety and how to protect your home and family. With this in mind, we’ve read with interest a report which has just been released by Which?, highlighting the dangers of buying cheap, unbranded Christmas tree lights.

According to the report, the main culprits appear to be cheap lights purchased from third-party sellers including eBay and AliExpress. Nearly half of the lights tested which had been bought from these sellers were electrically unsafe and dangerous to use. In addition, over 90% of those checked failed to meet the safety standards which allow them to be sold in the UK.

The Which? report highlights the dangers of buying cheap, unbranded electrical goods as many of the sets of lights tested presented a genuine fire risk. Our advice echoes the advice given by Which?: don’t buy cheap Christmas lights and if you already have some on your tree, take them down and replace them with a branded set.

To read Which?’s advice, please see their website.

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