OPSS launches new product recalls and alerts site

The Office for Product Safety and Standards has launched a new product safety alerts, reports and recalls site to help the British public, businesses and consumer groups identify unsafe products.

The new service helps users to search for previously recalled or reported products; filter pages by product category, risk level, measure type, date and type of alert; and subscribe to instant, daily, or weekly updates

Welcoming the new, interactive pages, Nathan Davies, executive head of policy and portfolio at RoSPA said: “I encourage you to subscribe to the services and sign up to the alerts. Please encourage your family and friends to do the same. Knowing that a product has a safety recall and then getting it properly fixed will give you the peace of mind and confidence that the products in your house are safe for you and your family.

"Professionals can learn a significant amount about the causes and risks of the failures in products and this finder tool will help prevent the accidents and fires that can occur in our homes.”

The site may be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/product-safety-alerts-reports-recalls

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