Christmas tree lights are a popular part of festive season decorations – but health and safety organisations have all warned about the dangers posed by faulty fairy lights.
A UK landlord has been hit with a £15,000 fine after being found guilty of safety and welfare offences.
Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that the landlord had repeatedly failed to carry out upgrade works relating to fire safety, heating and kitchen facilities at a large bedsit property, which he was operating as a house in multiple occupation (HMO).
More than 4 million household appliances have been recalled by manufacturers in the past four years with faults that include a risk of fire or electric shock, and yet the majority may still be in UK homes.
A special electrical safety initiative highlights threats to consumer safety through the availability of counterfeit and unsafe electrical plugs and sockets in the UK.
A businessman who sold dangerous electrical iPhone parts has been ordered to pay a total of £12,500, after a joint prosecution by Ealing and Kensington and Chelsea Councils.