London Trading Standards

London Trading Standards week – starting on 25th September

London Trading Standards (LTS) is launching its first city-wide awareness campaign, aimed at showcasing efforts to ensure consumers and reputable businesses are protected across the capital. Kicking off on Monday 25 September 2017, London’s 33 Local Authority Trading Standards Services are joining forces to bring to light the key issues that affect consumers and businesses
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Illegal tobacco trader’s profit snuffed out by Barking & Dagenham Trading Standards

An east London trader who pleaded guilty to possessing illegal tobacco has been fined and ordered to pay nearly £4,500 in fines and costs by Barkingside Magistrates. Mr Mohammed Islam (36), owner of the Barking Paan Shop, was prosecuted following an inspection by Barking & Dagenham Trading Standards in November 2016. The Court heard how
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Chemical attacks – statement from London Trading Standards

With increasing concern over the spiralling  number of corrosive substance attacks in the capital, London Trading Standards has offered to help as part of any new initiatives to try and tackle them. The latest attacks, in north-east London last week, saw five people being sprayed with a corrosive liquid, and adds to a growing number
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London unites to stamp out illegal tobacco

A new campaign has been launched across the capital by London Councils and London Trading Standards in partnership with Public Health to stamp out illegal tobacco. Awareness-raising roadshows will visit locations across London in July as part of the campaign to highlight the harm caused by the sale of illegal or cheap tobacco. The campaign
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Necklace survey finds excessive levels of heavy metals

A survey carried out by London Trading Standards on low cost necklace jewellery found that over half had components with excessive levels of lead, cadmium or nickel release. In the worst cases parts containing 82% lead and 56% cadmium were found. Lead and cadmium are known to be toxic metals and as such the levels
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Tobacco and vaping law changes: London Trading Standards reminds smokers and retailers

London Trading Standards are reminding smokers and tobacco retailers about changes to the law that come into full effect on 20th May 2017. The changes cover a range of issues with the intention of cutting smoking prevalence rates and deterring take-up by young people. Plain packs – all cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco must be
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Illegal skin lighteners – two more prosecutions

London Trading Standards campaign against illegal skin lightening products saw further success last month when two more businesses were successfully prosecuted. In Barking & Dagenham Ms Ashwinder Sachdeva (37), the Director of Glamour Touch (UK) Limited at 66 East Street, Barking, IG11 appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court.  She pleaded guilty to labelling, composition and trade
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London Trading Standards announces Lynn Faulds Wood as new ambassador

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. Steve Playle, spokesperson for London Trading Standards said: “Lynn has been a great supporter of Trading Standards for many years and recognises the work that we
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Knives sold to children as young as 13 in London test purchasing

Figures published by London Trading Standards today show children as young as 13 were able to buy knives in test purchasing carried out across the capital. It is illegal to sell knives to anyone under 18. During the whole of 2016, 725 test purchases were carried out by London Trading Standards and the Metropolitan Police
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London cosmetic shops fined £168,000 for selling illegal cosmetics

Figures published by London Trading Standards this week showed that 15 cosmetic businesses across the capital were fined a total of £168,579 in 2016 for dealing in unsafe cosmetic products. The majority of the prosecutions concerned the supply skin lightening products containing dangerous and prohibited levels of hydroquinone, mercury or corticosteroids. In addition labelling breaches
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