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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.

Warning about dangerous counterfeit toys

Posted: 17/12/15

Parents are being warned to be on their guard against counterfeit toys this Christmas after tests revealed some contained harmful levels of chemicals.

Thousands of unsafe 'hoverboards' detained over past seven weeks

Posted: 03/12/15

More than 17,000 self-balancing scooters – or ‘hoverboards’– have been examined at national entry points since 15 October due to safety concerns*. Of these, over 15,000 (or 88%) have been assessed as unsafe and have been detained at the border.

Tobacco Control Survey published today

Posted: 30/11/15

Virtually all illicit cigarettes failed fire safety tests conducted by trading standards officers in the first national study to consider the potentially deadly issue.

Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015

Posted: 26/11/15

Responding to the Spending Review Melissa Dring, director of policy at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, said it reaffirmed the need to restructure local services.

Independent garages receive CTSI seal of approval

Posted: 17/11/15

Motorists in need of service or repair now have a new way of making sure they have chosen the right independent garage to get them back on the road.

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