The vast majority of counterfeit electrical goods will fail to meet basic safety requirements, this is due to the sub-standard components used within. Failing to meet these basic requirements means that the product poses a high risk of fire and electrocution. Although the counterfeit products are often cheaper they are also much more dangerous due to the lack of testing and certification.
When buying electrical goods and appliances for your business you should always check the safety certification of the product, all safe appliances and goods will have a safety kitemark identifying which safety standards they adhere to. If the product you have does have a safety kitemark but the image looks irregular then the product is more than likely a counterfeit product and should be replaced.
Last updated: Monday 17 May 2021