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# Consumer Affairs

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# Consumer Affairs
UK market could be 'flooded' with unsafe toys, cars and electrical goods after Brexit, advocates warn
The UK will be vulnerable to “crucial delays” in receiving information on unsafe products unless it makes a deal with the EU, Which? warned.
# Young gun
'Best race ever': Bottas upstages Hamilton at Australian Grand Prix
The Mercedes driver also took home the new bonus point for the fastest lap.
# Price hike
Electric Ireland announces 4% price increase on gas and electricity from April
It is the second time the company has raised its prices in the last year.
# Vodafone Ireland
Vodafone apologises for sending people 'smashed' pictures of themselves as marketing tactic
The picture frames were sent to a number of journalists as part of a campaign.
# Bin Charges
'Consumers have little or no power': CCPC expresses concerns over unregulated Irish waste market
The average home now pays €230-€280 a year in waste collection charges.
# cash is king
Bank of Ireland reverses decision to stop all-day cash services in over 100 branches
Earlier this year, the bank announced that around 100 branches across the country would have cash services for half days only.
# Fraud
Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram
Well-known brands have distanced themselves from the websites, whose ads keep appearing on social media.
# Consumer Affairs
Aptamil says there are 'no safety issues' with milk formula after claims it made babies sick
French food group Danone, who manufacture the product, launched an investigation this month following hundreds of complaints from parents.
# Liquidation
Tech retailer to go into liquidation after months of customer complaints
The company sells refurbished smartphones at marked down prices.
# In the Post
Fuming customers say tech retailer hasn't shipped their phones or issued receipts
The company sells refurbished smartphones at at marked down prices.
# The Price is Wrong
SuperValu, Tesco, Spar and PC World branches all hit with notices by consumer agency
The Christmas Direct website was also hit with enforcement notices.
# Beep beep
Expect (some) good news at the fuel pumps later this year
The price of diesel and petrol is expected to fall – a little, at least.
# Breaking Up
Irish people switch car insurance provider more than any other service
“Don’t you ever for a second get to thinking you’re irreplaceable.”
# Alert
Flying with Ryanair this weekend? Check in online before the site goes down
Ryanair charges €60 per passenger if they haven’t checked in already – but the website will be offline for some time this weekend.
# Consumer Affairs
Central Bank unveils stronger consumer protection code
The new code, which comes into effect in January, is billed as the most significant upgrade of consumer protection since 2006.
# Recessionomics
The emergence of the savvy Irish shopper
The recession has brought some benefits – Irish consumers are no longer willing to be complacent, ill-informed or ripped off.
Users panic as disappears with their cash
The hotel bookings website seem to have disappeared – and taken consumers’ cash with them.