‘Vanity Vandalism’ — Rundown your Risk

12th August 2010

Halifax Home Insurance have announced there is a high cost for beauty. ‘Vanity vandalism’ as it has been dubbed is said to have cost Halifax Home insurance as much as £1.9 billion in recent years for claims relating to fires caused by hair straighteners to hot wax dripping on carpets. Halifax’s claim history and survey of 1000 adults suggests that over 4 million claims have been made as a result of heated hair styling products such as straighteners and heated rollers being left unattended.

So if you’re always leaving the house thinking did I turn those straighteners off or worrying that your teenage children aren’t thinking did I turn my straighteners off and want some peace of mind, there is products on the market to help ease your troubles.

Our rundown timer will switch off the mains power to your appliance after a preset period of 30 minutes providing a safety feature should the appliance be accidentally left on, giving you peace of mind when you leave your home.

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