London Trading Standards supports Scams Awareness 2019

Across the capital London Trading Standards authorities are supporting Scams Awareness 2019 which takes place for two weeks from 10th to 23rd June. The annual campaign aims to create a network of confident, alert consumers who know what to do when they see a scam. Citizens Advice runs Scams Awareness Month in close collaboration with
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Shocking phone charger test results for Enfield pupils

Over one third of mobile chargers and leads used by students who attend an Enfield school failed safety tests in a recent trading standards testing event. Last month Enfield Trading Standards joined forces with leading charity Electrical Safety First at Chace Community School. The charity funded an opportunity for the students to bring in phone
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Toxic toy gun importer fined £35,000

Enfield Trading Standards have won a significant court battle against a Director and his company whose imported toys were repeatedly found to breach safety regulations. Memon Imports Limited, and its former Director Mr Hamza Memon (33) of Wellesley Road, Ilford, were each found guilty of 12 offences under the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 and one
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Former London Assembly Member appointed as LTS Operations Director

Stephen Knight has been appointed as Operations Director of London Trading Standards. Stephen took up post on 29th October 2018 and will lead the partnership of 33 local authority trading standards services across London. Stephen has a long background in London government, having spent 20 years as a senior Councillor in Richmond upon Thames, four
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Illegal skin lighteners – two more prosecutions

London Trading Standards campaign against illegal skin lightening products saw further success this month. Two more businesses were successfully prosecuted by Bromley and Southwark Council after prohibited ingredients were found in products they were selling. In Southwark ebay trader Mr Munir Ahmad, (50) of Evington Road, Leicester, appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates and pleaded guilty
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Knives and alcohol still being sold to children in London shops

LTS Week, Day 5 – Protecting young people Test purchases conducted by London Trading Standards (LTS) have shown that shops in London are still selling knives and alcohol to children as young as 13. Tobacco was also high on the list of age-restricted products sold to children, with tobacco being sold to 14-year olds. Figures
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Problems with a letting agent in London? Report it to help sort it

LTS Week, Day 4 – Housing Trading Standards services in London are working together to help tackle problems with letting agents who aren’t complying with the law and are leading nationally on this issue. In June this year, a website survey of letting agents in the capital revealed an extremely high level of non-compliance with
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Londoners urged to use caution when buying used cars

LTS Week, Day 3 – Buying a used car An estimated fifth of used cars advertised through online platforms have unresolved or outstanding safety issues, warns London Trading Standards (LTS) in light of its recent research. The warning comes on the third day of London Trading Standards Week and forms part of its five-day campaign
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LTS anti-fraud action saves London consumers £2 million a year

LTS Week, Day 2 – Doorstep Crime and Fraud Londoners have been prevented from being ripped off by over £2 million over the last 12 months, thanks to trading standards tackling rogue traders across the capital. Stopping fraud is a vital aspect of London Trading Standards (LTS) work and the focus of London Trading Standards
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74% of used tyres failed to meet safety standards

LTS Week, Day 1 – Survey results released on used tyre safety checks Almost three quarters (74%) of used tyres inspected by trading standards have failed to meet legal safety standards, says London Trading Standards (LTS). The warning comes on the first day of London Trading Standards Week, a five-day campaign that raises awareness of
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