Hidden Dangers Behind Online Marketplaces
Regulating Online Marketplaces
Calling for the better regulation of online marketplaces to stop the sale of counterfeit and sub-standard electrical products.
The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has said ’under current legislation, online marketplaces (OMPs) are not responsible for the safety of products sold by third parties on their platforms.’ The result?
- OPSS’ reports show that 97% of unsafe products found were electrical and for sale on OMPs
- Our recent research discovered highly dangerous devices available on OMPs claiming to save consumers energy
- The National Fire Chiefs Council, the Child Accident Prevention Trust, the British Toy and Hobby Association, WHICH? and many others have all called for better regulation of OMPs
We have an opportunity to address the problem in this year’s Bill Ballot
On May 19th MPs can adopt the Sale of Goods Online (Safety) Bill as their Ballot Bill.
To find out more, contact: Wayne Mackay, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Electrical Safety First
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