Oct 1, 2020

Smart plugs sold on Amazon a 'fire risk', Which? warns

"We monitor the products sold in our stores for product-safety concerns," it said. "Currently, consumers face a lottery regarding the safety of the products they buy from online marketplaces and whether they meet required safety standards in the UK.". "That's why it's vitally important that the government gives online marketplaces more legal responsibility for preventing unsafe products from being sold on their sites." Hictkon products, which include muscle massagers, ultraviolet lamps, touchscreen monitors and Hallow-e'en masks, are available only on Amazon, according to Which? Amazon allows some sellers to ship products to its UK-based fulfilment centres, so they are packed and distributed by it, rather than directly from China.

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