Thousands of unsafe products seized
HAIRDRYERS that set on fire and toys linked to childhood asthma were among the unsafe and counterfeit products seized by authorities this year.
New council figures show that Trading Standards seized nearly 33,000 unsafe products at Manchester Airport in the past year.
And a further 18,500 unsafe items were found at premises in
Manchester during that time.
The numbers were revealed in documents sent to councillors last week, demonstrating the enforcement work that’s been done in the city over the course of the year.
Among them, authorities found skin lightening creams containing banned substances, BugZappers with access to live parts and TV boxes with non-compliant plugs.
At the airport, they seized toys with excessive phthalates chemicals linked with fertility issues and childhood asthma and doorbells that were electrically unsafe.
A document that went to councillors last week said the dangerous hairdryers were tested by a lab and were the ‘worst they had ever seen’.