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Trading standards officers from Dorset County Council are urging consumers to be on their guard against ‘cold-callers’ selling chainsaws door-to-door.
Several complaints have been received and safety concerns were raised about the products, and the sellers often having no contact details.
Consumers might think they are getting a bargain, but they will have problems if anything goes wrong.
– Neil Martin, Dorset Trading Standards
Chainsaws are potentially dangerous unless used by experienced operators. We are also concerned that equipment like this has been offered for sale around Dorset without required safety warnings and user manuals with appropriate instructions for use.
Trading standards are urging people to contact them if they have been the victim of unlicensed lenders or loan sharks. It follows the case of a man who ended up paying back £90,000 on a loan of £250 that he took out 17 years ago.