Consumer group warns UK could be flooded with dangerous products after Brexit, if government doesn’t reform its consumer rights systems
The UK could be flooded with a "rising tide" of dangerous products if the government does not reform its consumer rights systems, consumer group Which? has warned in a new report -- and the issue could be compounded by Brexit.
After leaving the European Union, the UK will be excluded from its information-sharing networks and early-warning systems about unsafe products on the market, unless it establishes an agreement to maintain access.
"If it is to make people's safety the number one priority, the government must secure access to the European alert and information sharing systems after Brexit, as well as introduce major domestic reforms to ensure consumers are properly protected from unsafe products," Caroline Normand, director of advocacy at Which?, said in a statement.
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