Nearly 600 electrical items in Harrow found to be unsafe or counterfeit by Trading Standards

Nearly 600 electrical items have been confiscated from traders across the borough after being found to be unsafe for use or counterfeit.

Phone chargers and laptop power supplies were found to be the worst products tested by Trading Standards Officers with some suffering multiple failures and being branded as unsafe.

In total, 587 items were confiscated – including Christmas lights and LED lights.

The investigation was funded by the Electrical Safety Council.

Leader of Harrow Council, Councillor Susan Hall, said: “These results prove how dangerous goods like chargers and lights can be, and we want consumers to be aware of the risks this Christmas.

“The sheer number of seizures in this operation highlights the good work of our Trading Standards team to ensure that Harrow’s shoppers are kept safe.”

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4:36pm Fri 27 Dec 13

rabbitz says...

Cheap chinese imports no doubt
Cheap chinese imports no doubt rabbitz

7:41pm Wed 1 Jan 14

jackdaw says...

The cost of all these counterfeit goods forfeited by retailers and thecost of the time spent by Trading Standards ought to be totalledup and deducted from the government grant we give to China.

Do any Times readers out there know why the government gives a grant to China anyway.?
The cost of all these counterfeit goods forfeited by retailers and thecost of the time spent by Trading Standards ought to be totalledup and deducted from the government grant we give to China. Do any Times readers out there know why the government gives a grant to China anyway.? jackdaw

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