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Counterfeits Can Kill

Every day, counterfeit electrical products are finding their way into our homes, businesses, and public institutions. These fraudulent products pose a serious financial and legal liability to the electrical industry, and they have become a grave safety crisis for our communities - a crisis that requires immediate action. Counterfeit electrical products pose significant safety hazards, and can cause deaths, injuries and substantial property loss in the home and the workplace if left undetected.

Counterfeits are often indistinguishable from the authentic products. These goods are placing the public at risk of serious electric shock and fire. In addition, purchasing these goods undermines responsible manufacturers and may also help fund organized crime.

With the advent of the holiday season, there will be more counterfeit electrical projects to flood the market. Knowing the majority of the Filipino buyer, price is the main criteria, quality just comes second. Beware of buying Christmas tree lights from online marketplaces - you could be purchasing a fire hazard.

A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) - Australia, and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE - 1st Place April 1991) - Philippines with extensive experience in concept selection, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction, and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and wastewater pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).

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