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Consumer Protection

Volume 80: debated on Wednesday 12 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) how many prohibition orders have been issued under the Consumer Protection Act 1978 since its enactment; on what dates they were issued and for what products; and if he will make a statement;(2) how many prohibition notices have been issued under the Consumer Protection Act 1978 since its enactment; on what dates they were issued and for what products; and if he will make a statement.

No prohibition orders or notices have been made under the Consumer Protection Act. Eight ordes and two notices have been made under the Consumer Safety Act, and I will send the hon. Member a list.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what information he has as to the number of products which may be used by children which contain chemicals classified as dangerous under the Packaging and Labelling of Dangerous Substances Regulations 1984; and if he will make a statement.

No comprehensive survey of such products has been made but the following products intended for use by children contain or use chemicals classified as dangerous:

  • Model Steam engines.
  • Modelling glues and paints.
  • Mercury maze puzzles.
  • Chemistry sets.
  • Other types of marker pen.