Warning about online electrical sales


Safety agencies are warning not to buy electrical appliances, such as extension leads or multiplug adapters online if the retailer does not have a contactable Swiss address.

The Federal Inspectorate of Heavy Current Installations says it regularly checks items on sale and 11% are found to be defective. 

They could cause shocks or fires. 

It banned 117 items last year. 

Consumers should also be careful of buying rechargeable batteries or chargers online. 

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