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Welcome to CTSI's News Room. Here, you can browse through our latest consumer protection and trading standards news reports (below), or check out our archive of news articles from previous years.

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£40,000 worth of illegal vapes taken off City streets set to be destroyed

Posted: 16/02/23

The City of London Corporation’s Trading Standards team has seized £40,000 worth of banned vapes from a Square Mile retailer.

Warning over unsafe ‘Boxo Blend’ blenders after fatal fire

Posted: 14/02/23

Islington Council has issued a warning about unsafe ‘Boxo Blend’ kitchen blenders, after one of the devices caused a fatal flat fire in Haringey.

CTSI welcomes LGA’s call for stronger rules to prevent underage vape sales

Posted: 11/02/23

The Trading Standards body supports stricter regulation of the display and positioning of vapes in retail premises.

Give romance scammers the cold shoulder this Valentine’s Day, CTSI urges

Posted: 10/02/23

Trading Standards experts are warning those looking to fall in love not to fall for romance scams.

CTSI issues warning about e-bike and e-scooter battery fires

Posted: 09/02/23

Trading Standards urges public and retailers to avoid non-compliant devices following dramatic surge in house fires.

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