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Consumer Goods: Electronic Commerce

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 19th October 2018.

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Photo of Carolyn Harris Carolyn Harris Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the introduction of a quality mark for online sellers of electrical goods.

Photo of Kelly Tolhurst Kelly Tolhurst Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Products sold in the UK must comply with the relevant applicable legislation, including safety legislation. Safety rules apply whether good is sold on the high street or online. Enforcing authorities can take action where the law is not complied with. Electrical products sold on the UK market are required to have a CE marking to demonstrate that they meet all the relevant legislation, including safety rules. Consumers have protection and right to redress if a product is faulty or unsafe. Quality marks which go beyond legal compliance are a matter for industry.

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