Electrical Safety First responds to Governments Online Harms Bill:
Lesley Rudd, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First commented: “We are deeply disappointed that the Government’s Online Harms Bill has failed to address the scourge of dangerous electrical items for sale via online marketplaces. The Bill’s failure to finally make online marketplaces responsible for preventing the sale of potentially lethal electrical goods is a slap in the face to consumers.
In the UK, illegal products which pose a serious risk to shoppers, continue to be sold on online marketplaces. The Government must demonstrate that it takes this issue seriously by protecting consumers across the country with new laws to tackle this relentless issue.”