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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.

Counterfeit DVD seller ordered to pay back £567,000

Posted: 14/02/18

A Penkridge man has been ordered to pay over £567,000 after selling counterfeit DVDs on eBay.

Tougher standards on gambling advertising announced by regulator

Posted: 14/02/18

Today, the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) – the body that writes and maintains the UK’s Advertising Codes – has announced tougher standards on gambling advertising, focusing on ads’ appeal to problem gamblers and on free bets and bonuses.

Consumer advice organisation reaches out to younger consumers

Posted: 13/02/18

Increased social networking in Great Britain has driven consumer advice organisation UK European Consumer Centre to put social media platforms at the heart of a fresh look at its Your Update enewsletter.

Cooking for loved ones? Be safe on Shrove Tuesday and Valentine's Day

Posted: 13/02/18

Are you making pancakes and a romantic cooked meal for Valentine’s Day? Children across the region will be on half term and may be spending more time in the kitchen, families will be enjoying pancakes and some couples will be enjoying romantic home-cooked meals. Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is giving out advice on how to stay safe in the kitchen.

CTSI warns manufacturers risk lives where CE marking is ignored

Posted: 12/02/18

Failing to comply with regulations and standards could be a matter of life and death. The Conformité Européenne (CE) mark is a reassuring symbol that indicates products such as toys, electrical items and construction products have been tested to high standards and don't put the public's health and safety at risk.

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