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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.


Blind cord strangling: campaign urges action by parents to keep little ones safe

Posted: 07/10/19

Parents and other responsible adults in the UK are being urged to fit safety devices to their old window blinds to stop children becoming entangled in dangerous blind cords and chains.

If you don’t check, you don’t know

Posted: 30/09/19

 

How to sort the ‘sheep from the goats’ when choosing a trader

New Hallmarking Dealer’s Notice to be introduced

Posted: 24/09/19

The Dealer’s Notice, which must be displayed by all dealers supplying precious metal jewellery, is being updated to add two new marks, in a version that will be compulsory from 1 May 2020. 

Thomas Cook collapse: advice from the UK European Consumer Centre for UK holidaymakers

Posted: 23/09/19

Following the Thomas Cook collapse on 23 September 2019, the UK European Consumer Centre (UK ECC) would like to offer the following advice to those affected:

Avoid counterfeit goods – only criminals benefit

Posted: 19/09/19

Trading Standards services throughout Scotland are reporting that the trade in fake goods continues to be a serious problem. Today, as part of Scottish Trading Standards Week, officers across Scotland are highlighting to consumers why it is not a good idea to buy counterfeit goods and how anyone caught trading in them risks being caught and punished.


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