Trading Standards (TS) support the marketplace by continuously monitoring new products that come to be sold in the UK and investigating products that are deemed unsafe.
Unsafe products can be anything that doesn’t follow the legislative standards and/or products that could cause injury to a consumer. We receive a large number of complaints regarding the electrical safety of products, in particular phone chargers and similar electrical goods. When tested, many of the products reported to TS have not met electrical safety standards. Here at Trading Standards we have a role in liaison with suppliers to rectify the issues and/or remove them from the market to protect