LGA responds to a new strategy introduced by the Office for Product Safety and Standards

"The consequences of faulty electrical goods catching fire are devastating, damaging property and in some cases causing loss of life."


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Responding to the new strategy introduced today by the Office for Product Safety and Standards, Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Safer and Stronger Communities Board, said:

“Councils support the new strategy introduced by the Office for Product Safety and Standards which sets out plans to develop much needed central capacity to help local trading standards teams on product safety issues.

“It is essential that consumers have access to as much information as possible, and we support the introduction of an easily accessible, comprehensive database of recalled products. This will enable consumers to get as full a picture as possible about the safety of the products they are buying, and should be supported by all manufacturers.

“The consequences of faulty electrical goods catching fire are devastating, damaging property and in some cases causing loss of life. The new strategy should go some way towards helping local trading standards teams protect our residents from faulty electrical equipment.”