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CTSI can provide expert opinion on national trading standards policy and legislation. However, if you are looking for details of a specific case it is most likely a matter for the local authority trading standards team.


Whirlpool to immediately issue full product recall of 800,000 dangerous tumble dryers

Posted: 11/07/19

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced that Whirlpool will issue a full product recall of all unmodified tumble dryers from consumers’ homes. The intervention follows a review by the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), where, on 4 June it notified Whirlpool of their intention to serve a Recall Notice of as many as 800,000 remaining unmodified tumble dryers still in use.

Button batteries potential death risk to children warns Office for Product Safety and Standards

Posted: 27/06/19

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.

Hero Awards: Hero Award for elite sniffer dog that recovered over £6m in illegal tobacco

Posted: 26/06/19

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.

Hero Awards: Illegal money lending safeguard partnership receives Hero award

Posted: 26/06/19

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.

Hero Awards: Trading Standards Port team leading the way in unsafe product interceptions

Posted: 26/06/19

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.


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