Chainsaw cold callers could kill
Chainsaw-selling cold callers are posing a
threat to public safety and residents are being urged to be on
their guard, experts have warned.
Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) is
warning against people selling chainsaws door-to-door, after safety
concerns about the products and complaints about the practice have
WRS Joint Committee Chairman Cllr Marcus Hart
said: “Chainsaws are potentially lethal, unless used by experienced
“We are concerned that equipment like this has
been offered for sale within Worcestershire without required safety
warnings or appropriate instructions for use.
“So please be on your guard – and be
Consumers are advised to use trusted suppliers
and known outlets rather than purchasing from door-to-door
Residents should be wary of anyone cold
calling at their properties, whether this is offering to sell
goods, carryout household repairs or merely trying to gain access
to the property. Legitimate contractors and callers do not operate
in this manner.
To report an incident or for advice on your
rights please contact Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 08454 04
Or to report suspicious activity you can
contact West Mercia Police on 101.