Make Sure Your Dollar Store Purchase Is Safe

how to buy safe products at the dollar store
how to buy safe products at the dollar store

There are some wonderful deals to be had at a dollar store but a certain amount of caution is warranted in order to protect yourself and your family from products that may be potentially harmful. Here's what you need to know to make sure your dollar store purchase is safe.

Electrical Products

Before you buy that dollar store extension cord or package of light bulbs, check to see if it has a certification mark from the Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

A UL certification mark on a product means that it has been independently tested and meets applicable standards for safety and/or performance.