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New U.K. recall regulator for ‘white goods’

Neil Hodge | February 21, 2018

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) was set up on 21 January as part of the government’s response to the Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety, which was established in late 2016 to examine and implement recommendations made by consumer rights champion Lynn Faulds Wood in her independent review into product recalls, published that February.

The OPSS will be a part of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and will have a budget of around £12 million (U.S.$16.7 million) per year “when fully operational.”

Other actions that the government has committed to pursue in response to the working group’s recommendations include working with the British Standards Institution to provide...

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