Wednesday, 12 June 2013
9700 fake electrical items seized in Glasgow
Trading standards officials in Glasgow have seized almost 10,000 counterfeit electrical goods, more than any other UK council area in the last five years, figures show.
They have seized 9711 items since 2008, with a value of £63,950.
This is more than double the amount of the next highest number of seizures, Telford Council in the Midlands, which grabbed 4500 laptop power adapters in 2011.
The only other Scottish city council to have seized any electrical goods over the five years was Aberdeen, which confiscated 68 pieces of exercise equipment in 2012, according to figures obtained by the Co-operative Electrical.