Lancashire firm, HTI has become the UK’s second only toy company to achieve Primary Authority status with Lancashire Trading Standards.
The achievement means that the firm is now on the way to having assured compliance throughout the UK.
The agreement for product safety of toys, wheeled and personal protection equipment under European safety standards was countersigned by the secretary of state for the department of business innovation and skills, MP the Rt Hon Sajid Javid on July 9th.
The signing effectively confirmed the partnership between HTI and Lancashire Trading Standards as a legally binding agreement throughout the UK.
Now, once HTI’s products are approved under the Primary Authority Partnership with Lancashire Trading Standards, they will have assured compliance throughout the UK.
HTI is the first Lancashire firm to achieve this status, and the second only firm in the UK toy industry.
“The achievement of this agreement with Lancashire Trading Standards follows an 18 month process during which HTI has undergone a number of thorough audits by the Lancashire Trading Standards Authority, including a comprehensive assessment of our technical files and competences,” said David Johnson, HTI’s regional quality assurance manager for the EU.
“The agreement will provide our customers with added assurance, ensuring they can be 100 per cent confident in the consistent, quality compliance of HTI’s products throughout the UK.”
HTI is a supplier of role-play, wheeled vehicles, pocket money and dolls prams featuring some of the biggets brand’s in entertainment including Disney’s Frozen, Minions, My Little Pony, Peppa Pig, Disney, Barbie and more.