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Product safety and fire risk in residential premises

Published Tuesday, October 31, 2017

This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 1 November from 2.30-4pm on product safety and fire risk in residential premises. The debate will be opened by Jim Fitzpatrick MP.

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A number of product safety issues around the recall and fire safety of domestic appliances led to two recent Government sponsored reviews. These reported in 2016 (the Faulds Wood review) and in March 2017 (the Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety). Concerns have previously been raised in Parliament around the recall of Whirlpool tumble dryers, and the London Fire Brigade are currently running a ‘total recalls’ campaign that calls for changes to recall systems and product safety rules. The LFB, with others, wrote to the Prime Minister on the issue of Fire Safety in August 2017

This briefing sets out the product safety system, detail of recent reviews, the campaign by the London Fire Brigade, recent Government statements on the issue and further reading.


Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0204

Authors: Edward Potton; Lydia Jackson; Lorraine Conway; Alison Pratt

Topics: Emergencies and disaster management, Fire services, Housing, Housing standards

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