Trading Standards Unsafe Toys

Emma Lowther made this Freedom of Information request to Nottinghamshire County Council

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Dear Nottinghamshire County Council,
1. what resources and tools does the council have to regulate unsafe toys from online marketplaces?
2. How much toy safety testing has the trading standards office done from 2018-2020?

Yours faithfully,

Emma Lowther

FOI, Nottinghamshire County Council

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Alison Fletcher1, Nottinghamshire County Council

Dear Requester,

Further to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, please see below.

1. what resources and tools does the council have to regulate unsafe toys from online marketplaces?

We receive information regarding unsafe toys from Complaints received into the Trading Standards Service and have access to the national consumer complaints database. We receive referrals from the ports, other Trading Standards Authorities and from the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) . We have access to a product safety data base and we receive advice and weekly notifications from the OPSS.
We have access to testing laboratories is necessary.
Most on line platforms have a Primary Authority relationship with their local Trading Standards, who we can contact to get products removed and we can contact some platforms directly.
We have legislative powers to deal with toy safety issues that cover on line sales.

2. How much toy safety testing has the trading standards office done from 2018-2020?

We have not sent any toy related products for testing during this period.

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