Product safety matters

Product safety
It is often underestimated just how dangerous our homes are. If we needed a sad and terrible reminder, then the Grenfell tower fire should have provided it. Psychologically, the fact that our homes are our place of safety, makes the harm that happens there all the more disturbing. Amongst the threats that we find in our homes, unsafe products feature surprisingly often. For example, in 2014/15 there were 31,300 electrical fires according to the Home Office of which 36% were due to faulty appliances and leads. Now the UK Government, through the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has produced its strategy to improve product safety. At the heart of the strategy is PAS 7100, the code of practice for better product safety recalls and other corrective action. This…
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