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Some products you should never buy used

Buying used products can be a great way to save some cash (not to mention help the planet). However, it’s not always a good idea. Here are six things you should not buy used.

  1. Electric Blankets. While electric blankets are super cozy, you don’t want to buy a used one. That’s because you don’t know how old it is and if the wiring is still safe. Electric blankets can be a fire hazard if they are degrading, so opt for a new one if you’re in the market.

  2. Stuffed Animals. First of all, your kids probably already own too many stuffed animals. But if you need another reason not to buy more, used stuffed animals can be riddled with germs and who knows what else.

  3. Nonstick Cookware. Nonstick pots and pans are convenient, but they can be bad for you. The cookware is made with a substance that can break down over time and cause you harm if ingested. Stick to new nonstick cookware. Or better yet, avoid it altogether.

  4. Helmets. You have no idea how many times a helmet has been in a collision, so it’s best to avoid used ones. The more impact a helmet takes, the less safe it is. Go new on helmets.

  5. Child Car Seats. Used car seats are another safety hazard. You don’t know the seat’s history, so you won’t know if it’s still safe. Car seats are expensive, but you should still buy them new.

  6. Surge Protectors. Another safety hazard is used surge protectors. If they’ve been damaged, they can present a fire risk. Because it can be hard to tell if a surge protector has damage, opt for new ones only.

Chris O'Shea

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