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Cracking down on unsafe products and unscrupulous traders
Portsmouth City Council upholds trading standards; the role includes cracking down on unsafe products and unscrupulous traders.
For more information follow the links below, email us at email@example.com, call 023 9284 1295, or write to us at Environment & Public Protection Service, Portsmouth City Council, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2PQ.
The UK Consumer Protection Act 1987 and the General Product Safety Regulations 1994 have led to an increase in the provision of safety in consumer goods.
A number of regulations made under the Consumer Protection Act, such as the Gas Appliances (Safety) Regulations 1995 and the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994, legislate on particular types of goods.
The increase in European directives being enacted by UK regulations, for example Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 1992, has also meant a wider role for Trading Standards officers.
UK Regulations which implement EU 100A directives are becoming an important area of trading standards responsibility. The regulations deal with a very wide and varied range of products and attempt to reduce the barriers to trade through ‘Essential Safety Requirements’. Some examples of the regulations already implemented include Medical Devices Regulations 1994 and Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992.
Below are a few simple checks which are helpful if you are buying toys:
If you think a trader isn’t following these regulations, let us know and include the following information: