HTI is the first toy company in Lancashire to have achieved Primary Authority Status with Lancashire Trading Standards.
HTI is not only the first toy company in its county to secure the status, but is the second toy company in the UK to have achieved it.
The news means that once HTI’s products have been approved under the Primary Authority Partnership with Lancashire Trading Standards, they will have assured compliance throughout the UK.
HTI’s regional quality assurance manager for the EU, David Johnson, commented: “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, entailing a comprehensive assessment of the company’s technical files and competences. The nomination is testament to the exacting standards and expertise of HTI’s quality assurance practices; procedures and personnel in ensuring quality compliance of its products. The agreement will provide our customers with added assurance, ensuring they can be 100% confident in the consistent quality compliance of HTI’s products throughout the UK.
“Our partnership will also have a massive impact on efficiencies for HTI as costly and timely duplications of effort between various local authorities will now be eliminated with a consistent standard that is supported and endorsed by the Primary Authority.”