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Product Safety

Volume 167: debated on Wednesday 14 February 1990

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21.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is considering to ensure greater product safety.

47.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is considering to ensure greater product safety.

75.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is considering to ensure greater product safety.

Product safety will continue to be a high priority for my Department. Provision is being made for the collection and analysis of accident statistics, the promotion of effective safety campaigns to raise public awareness, and for comprehensive statutory protection against unsafe goods. The Consumer Protection Act 1987, for example, makes it a criminal offence to supply any consumer product that is not safe. This is supported by specific safety regulations where necessary, and by my approval of specific safety standards, and the promotion of reasonable standards of safety in the marketing of consumer products.