Warning cheap mattresses could be a fire hazard
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.