Trading Standards Unsafe Toys

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Dear Portsmouth City 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, Portsmouth City Council

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Information Governance, Corporate Services
Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
Telephone:    023 92 834385
                                               

                                                                       
 
Reference: FOI2021/0298
 
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FOI, Portsmouth City Council

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Information Governance, Corporate Services
Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
Telephone:    023 92 834385
 
 
Our Ref: FOI2021/0298
 
Dear Emma Lowther
                                   
INFORMATION REQUEST – FOI2021/0298  - Trading Standards Unsafe Toys
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 6th March 2021, was
considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
 
In accordance with the Act, Portsmouth City Council confirms it holds the
information.
 
 
YOUR REQUEST AND OUR RESPONSE:
 
1. What resources and tools does the council have to regulate unsafe toys
from online marketplaces?
 
Resources and tools would include:-

* staff expert knowledge,
* simple testing process including access to test houses,
* funding from the Office for Product Safety & Standards (OFSS) for
testing,
* national expert knowledge sharing platforms,
* regular local expert meetings,
* regular Europe-wide sharing of information.
* access to dedicated 'takedown' process for non-compliant products
advertised on online platforms.

 
2. How much toy sfety testing has the trading standards office done from
2018-2020?
6 products have been tested to Toy Safety Regulations.
 
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2015/1415) the supplied information may not be re-used without obtaining
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[2]https://ico.org.uk
 
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Helen Magri
Corporate Information Governance & 
& Data Protection Officer
 
Portsmouth City Council
Civic Offices
Guildhall Square
Portsmouth
PO1 2BQ
 
T:  023 9283 4385
E:  [3][email address]
E:  [4][Portsmouth City Council request email]
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