Brexit Will Make it Harder to Stop Faulty Goods, Warns Which?



Nic Fildes | Financial Times

Number of complaints across the EU has risen by one-third in past decade

Brexit threatens to disrupt the system designed to crack down on faulty and dangerous consumer goods, a UK campaign group has warned as it revealed that the number of complaints across the EU had risen by one-third in the past decade.

Which? said there were 2,064 warnings in 2018 to the EU-wide Safety Gate alert system about non-food products that posed a threat to consumers, up from 1,542 in 2008.

The group said consumer enforcement systems were “ill equipped” to handle such a volume of unsafe products.

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