Government ‘failing on product safety’

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A inadequate decrease dryer is believed to have caused a seventh building prosaic glow in Shepherd’s Bush

The supervision is not doing adequate to strengthen consumers from inadequate products that can means fires, former BBC presenter Lynn Faulds-Wood has said.

Ms Wood, whose comments come after a Grenfell Tower fire, pronounced a examination into product reserve she carried out for a supervision had been ignored.

She pronounced she felt she had been offering an MBE final year, that she incited down, to “stop her nagging” officials.

The supervision pronounced it took consumer product reserve “extremely seriously”.

Ms Wood, who presented consumer affairs uncover Watchdog from 1985 to 1993, and who has prolonged campaigned on consumer rights, was asked to demeanour into a product remember complement by a bloc government.

It followed concerns a complement was not operative properly, heading to avoidable injuries, accidents, and even deaths.

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Lynn Faulds Wood incited down an MBE observant a honours complement was “unfair”

The examination was published in Feb 2016, though Ms Wood pronounced a supervision had not acted on any of a findings.

The a review’s pivotal recommendations included:

  • Creating an eccentric tiny physique or “tsar” to manage product recalls and reserve regulations
  • An central website where consumers and businesses could find out all they indispensable to know about reserve warnings and recalls
  • Better information and information pity by officials tasked with safeguarding a public.

Speaking to Radio 5 Live’s Wake Up To Money, Ms Wood pronounced following a examination she was invited to accommodate a supervision apportion who had not “read a word of it”.

“I said, indeed apportion we have been invited along to speak to we about something I’ve spent a final 9 months doing.

“I suspicion it was shocking. It done me feel they had squandered my time and a lot of other people’s time.”

Ms Wood pronounced a UK was importing appliances from many some-more countries than it used to, and that while many would be safe, larger commitment was indispensable opposite unethical suppliers.

She cited incidents including final year’s Shepherd’s Bush building retard fire, believed to have been caused by a inadequate decrease dryer, as good blazes related to Beko fridge freezers.

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A glow during a building retard in Shepherd’s Bush final year was believed to have been caused by a inadequate decrease dryer

She pronounced Trading Standards departments in internal authorities were struggling to military companies since of bill cuts, and businesses had turn bolder about slicing corners.

“We do not know what caused a Grenfell Tower fire, though what we do know is that we are putting people during risk since we don’t have a good adequate system,” she said.

A business dialect mouthpiece pronounced a operative organisation had been determined in Oct 2016 to demeanour during product recalls and reserve “to safeguard a products we all use are as protected as possible”.

She pronounced a group, led by glow reserve consultant Neil Gibbins, was exploring Ms Faulds Wood’s recommendations and “developing options” for improvement.

She combined that a organisation had consecrated a British Standards Institute to rise a formula of use on recalls.

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