A mini chainsaw seized at the Port of Felixstowe
A shipment of 79 mini chainsaws was seized at the Port of Felixstowe after breaching safety standards.
The shipment was held up at the container port on June 7, according to Suffolk Trading Standards.
A sample was sent for analysis after the mini-chainsaws were discovered by import surveillance officers.
Suffolk Trading Standards said the items were intended for a business in Cannock, Staffordshire.
A spokesperson said: “Chainsaws do not have a safety interlock, as required by the Machinery Supply (Safety) Regulations 2008.
“Safety interlocks lock the trip mechanism in the ‘off’ state to prevent it from being inadvertently turned on and presenting an outage hazard.”
The chainsaws came with an instruction manual, but it contained grammar and spelling errors, and it lacked safety warnings relating to a number of issues, including rebounding and skating.
Meanwhile, the product was also missing the required manufacturer’s name and address, electrical specifications and nameplate.