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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.


Marking 10 years of consumer complaints – a hair transplant, masturbation aid, fingers in dog food, ghost-hunting and flowers

Posted: 13/12/17

A ghost-hunting device, flowers, hair transplant, human fingers in dog food and a masturbation aid are just a few of the more bizarre subjects for complaints received from UK consumers by the UK European Consumer Centre consumer advice line within the past year.

Peckham trader caught with 600 fake iPhone chargers

Posted: 13/12/17

A Peckham trader who was found in possession of more than 600 fake iPhone charger plugs, was given a 12 month Community Order, with 120 hours unpaid work and costs of £1,410; his company, Safi Electronics and Communications, was fined a further £1,500, at Camberwell Green Magistrates Court

Brexit: ACG demand businesses and consumers are protected

Posted: 13/12/17

ACG welcomes the recent announcement that ‘sufficient progress’ has been made in the first phase of Brexit talks and that discussions can now move onto trade.

Christmas Cosmetics Warning

Posted: 12/12/17

Throughout October and November, Local Authority Trading Standards Services have been participating in a Scottish National Product Safety Group project, focussing on MI in Cosmetics.

Christmas shoppers forgo online safety checks

Posted: 08/12/17

Concerns that Brits could put themselves at risk of online fraud this Christmas


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