Thou­sands of un­safe prod­ucts seized

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

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’.

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