LGA responds Government announcement creating Office for Product Safety and Standards

“Today’s announcement is a positive step towards making sure that those teams are able to protect our residents from faulty electrical equipment, such as tumble dryers or fridge freezers, which can cause fires which can destroy life and devastate property."


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Responding to the Government’s announcement creating an Office for Product Safety and Standards, Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, said:

“The LGA is pleased that its call for more support from government for local trading standards teams around product safety has been answered.

“Today’s announcement is a positive step towards making sure that those teams are able to protect our residents from faulty electrical equipment, such as tumble dryers or fridge freezers, which can cause fires which can destroy life and devastate property. 

“We look forward to seeing more detail on these proposals in due course, and are happy to work with the Government where we can to help make sure all electrical products are as safe as possible.”