Warn­ing cheap mat­tresses could be a fire haz­ard

The Oban Times - - News -

WESTERN Isles coun­cil’s trad­ing stan­dards team has is­sued a warn­ing about rogue traders selling mat­tresses from the back of vans.

The doorstep sellers are selling cheap mat­tresses which may not com­ply with safety reg­u­la­tions and could be a fire haz­ard, ac­cord­ing to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. The prod­ucts could even be sec­ond hand, re­cov­ered and la­belled with lo­gos to look new. A Trad­ing Stan­dards spokesman said: ‘The mat­tress scam has been known to our Trad­ing Stan­dards col­leagues through­out the coun­try for sev­eral years, how­ever, we be­lieve this is the first time the is­lands have been tar­geted.’

In­ci­dents and scams should be re­ported by call­ing 01851 822694 or 01851 701702.

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