Danger: counterfeit electrical products

Eaton collaborates with Electrical Safety Foundation International to build awareness of counterfeit electrical product dangers.

05/20/2009


 

Eaton Corp. is collaborating with the Electrical

Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to spearhead a public awareness campaign focused on the dangers of counterfeit electrical products that can cause

life-threatening disasters and result in lost productivity for customers and

legitimate manufacturers.

The effort

will focus on the danger of counterfeit electrical products as part of a

broader outreach effort during National Electrical Safety Month (May). Eaton's

goal is to educate key audiences about counterfeit products and the dangers

they pose in residential and industrial settings as well as their adverse

economic impact.

Consumers

and communities can protect themselves against dangerous and defective

counterfeit electrical products by using only established vendors and

authorized retailers; exercising caution in online transactions; checking for

certification marks; scrutinizing labels and packaging; avoiding products that

lack any identifying branding label or affiliation; avoiding ‘bargains' that

seem too good to be true; and seeking information online about product recalls.

 





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