With the proliferation of Dollar Stores we often stumble upon items that are priced way below their regular retail prices. However, we have to be cautious, as there can be hidden dangers if the items we buy are not manufactured within standards. Here’s what to check out before buying:
- Be wary of buying no-name products; not that it guarantees safety, but with the name of the manufacturer on the label, the maker can be tracked down should there be problems.
- Warning labels should be carefully checked, as there are items labeled with conflicting information or written in ungrammatical English.
- Products that are sold so cheap as compared to their counterparts sold in a regular retail store can be counterfeit or defective.
- Go only for certified electrical products with Underwriters Laboratories marks embossed or tagged and maybe holographic.
These are what I can think of right now. I might come up with some more to add later.