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CTSI can provide expert 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Warning after safety tests lead to over 32,000 telescopic ladders being withdrawn from sale

Posted: 07/04/17

DIY enthusiasts, tradesmen and gardeners are being warned to check telescopic ladders thoroughly and use them with care after investigations led to over 32,000 dangerous sets being withdrawn from sale.

London Trading Standards announces Lynn Faulds Wood as new ambassador

Posted: 05/04/17

London Trading Standards are delighted to announce that former BBC Watchdog presenter and consumer campaigner Lynn Faulds Wood has agreed  to act as an ambassador for London Trading Standards.

Wirral builder jailed for defrauding vulnerable local residents

Posted: 05/04/17

A Wirral builder has been jailed for 12 months at Liverpool Crown Court after admitting defrauding vulnerable local residents by taking money from them and then not carrying out or completing any of the work promised.

‘Revolutionary’ weight loss devices that were both misleading and unsafe

Posted: 04/04/17

A Warwickshire trader whose business was turning over £400,000 per year renting out ‘ultrasonic liposuction’ devices which he claimed would enable users to lose weight without exercise or dieting has been successfully prosecuted by Warwickshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service.

GGF supports consumer codes campaign

Posted: 31/03/17

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is fully supporting the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Consumer Codes PR Campaign urging more companies to become part of an approved consumer code.  

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