Undercover watchdogs in festive lights check

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UNDERCOVER trading standards officers went on a Christmas shopping spree with a difference.

In the run up to the big day officials were buying Christmas tree and novelty lights to check for compliance with electrical safety legislation.

In total 21 products were bought from traders across Herts, including supermarkets, garden centres, high street stores and festive shops.

The good news is that none of the products tested were deemed unsafe.

However, some had minor technical faults such as non-compliance with instructions and labelling.

For consumer advice about purchased products contact Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06 or visit www.hertsdirect.org/tradingstandards