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Campaign to stop dangerous counterfeit products

A campaign against the threat of counterfeit and non-compliant electrical products is underway to encourage installers not to be tempted to break the law.

The British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) and the
Electrical Distributors Association are among the trade associations backing the initiative.

BEAMA installation sector president Alan Birks said: “We believe that despite the obvious attraction of buying products on the cheap in these ‘credit crunch’ times, most contractors will draw the line at deliberately installing inferior quality - potentially dangerous - kit.

“At the trade counter our poster may just encourage them to buy their installation equipment from a reputable wholesaler – rather than risk killing their customers.

“It’s everyone’s responsibility in the supply chain to be vigilant concerning counterfeit electrical products. Electrical wholesalers and contractors have a vital role to play.”