In recent news from The Metro UK, a UK-based consumer watchdog group, Watchdog Which? has tested s few different smoke and CO detectors available for sale through eBay and Wish and found them lacking.
The report says that they tested 4 different models which accounted for top sales at both eBay and wish and none of them would have performed in a real fire, despite carrying a CE mark.
“Which? found the four alarms accounted for 171 of the cheapest 500 listings for smoke detectors on eBay, which has now removed the listings,” the story says. “Three of the alarms accounted for 28 of 200 listings on rival online marketplace Wish.”
The story notes that the devices were manufactured in China and in some cases were shipped without directions in English which makes them illegal to sell in the UK where Watchdog Which conducted its tests.
Ebay did comment that the devices flagged by Watchdog Which had been removed from their site.
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Norris, Inc.—a South Portland, Maine-based life-safety and security systems integrator with satellite offices in Bangor, Maine; Lee, New Hampshire; and Burlington, Vermont—was founded nearly 40 years ago by two brothers, Brad and Harty Norris. The brothers remain on the board of directors today and continue to help steer the enterprise toward its goal of advancing life-safety, security, and communications while striving to grow in its status as Northern New England’s leading systems integrator. Norris provides fully integrated life-safety and security solutions, comprising disparate systems including fire alarm, intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance, communications, and emergency notification and total systems integration via the Vigilance Systems Integration Engine and ENS.