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Button batteries “can kill a child” if accidentally swallowed, says the Office for Product Safety and Standards (Office). Guidance issued by the Office follows a report published by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) on Thursday after the death of a three-year-old girl last year when she swallowed a 23mm button battery.
Imagine a sniffer dog, so good at its job, that a £25K bounty is put on its head!
Scamp, a diligent springer spaniel who recovered over £6 million worth of illegal tobacco products in the last 5 years, has been named the Institutes Hero in the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Hero Awards 2019.
Operation Gripped, a three-way partnership formed in Summer 2018, receives this year’s prestigious Outstanding Trading Standards Initiative Hero Award from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), for raising awareness of the perils of using loan sharks in Runcorn, Halton.
What an achievement it would be to be the authority that intercepts a third of all non-compliant and unsafe products entering the UK. Well, Thurrock Trading Standards Ports Team holds exactly that title. Last year alone it intercepted 36% of such goods earning the team the prestigious Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Product Safety Hero Award.
Hero Awards: County Councillor drives dynamic change in services offered to Powys citizens and businesses
Driving dynamic change tirelessly for trading standards comes easy to Councillor James Evans, who has been awarded the Political Hero Award by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) in recognition of his commitment to providing unequivocal direction and support to his local services.