Committee examines current safety regulations for electrical goods

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  Posted by: electime      1st November 2017

A Parliamentary Committee, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, has been set up to explore the safety of electrical goods in the UK and consider the current state of the UK’s product safety and recall systems.

Under the banner of Product safety and enforcement, the session follows a series of high profile fires started by electrical appliances, evidence suggesting a wider problem of electrical fires and safety concerns around specific products such as tumble dryers and plastic-backed fridges and freezers.

The hearing will explore issues around product safety enforcement, safety concerns regarding the UK’s market in second-hand and online electrical goods, and the possible implications of Brexit for the UK’s product safety and product recall regimes.

Witnesses were called on Tuesday 31 October 2017, to Committee Room 6, at the Palace of Westminster.

Attendees were Charlie Pugsley, National Fire Chiefs Council; Pete Moorey, head of campaigns, Which?;  Martyn Allen, ‎technical director, Electrical Safety First; Sian Lewis, association executive, Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances; Leon Livermore, chief executive, Chartered Standards Institute; and Ian Moverley, communications director, HotpointWhirlpool.

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