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More Finns exposed to danger from cheap Asian online products

Saturday, 03 September 2011
As more Finns expand their shopping interest in Asian online dealer, there is growing fears that security and safety terms could be bridged and this is a serious warning.

Finns are today more willing to do their online shopping from Asian online stores, writes the Finnish paper Helsingin Sanomat but the authorities fear that the products bought can lead to security risks as  well as the purchase of unauthorised products or fake brands.

A phone charger which the paper ordered from one of the online Asia stores turned out to be lethal. Many other products had no mandatory safety components. At the customs, they note that they see almost everything in the packages. Some are counterfeit clothing and bags, medicines and synthetic drugs. Last year there were 3.5 million packages from Asia to Finland. This year sees the figure rising to almost five million.

By Scancomark.se Team

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