A HAYES shopkeeper was prosecuted for selling unsafe goods and putting people’s lives in danger following an investigation by Hillingdon Council’s trading standards team.  

Amarjeet Singh, director of AG Food and Wine, trading as Master News, 5 Coldharbour Lane, Hayes, pleaded guilty at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court to 31 offences.

He was ordered to pay more than £4,400 for selling unsafe cosmetics and electrical products. 

Investigators found 12 non-compliant henna hair dye products in the shop and a purchase invoice showed Singh had imported more than 1,900 of these products.

The dye had inadequate labelling, including an incorrect ingredients list, no durability date, insufficient instructions for safe use and no product information file.    

Singh had failed to follow previous instructions to destroy the goods.  

The search of the business also uncovered 32 unsafe electrical products on sale, non-British standard plugs and faulty wiring with the potential to cause electric shocks or fires. 

In total, Singh was ordered to pay £4,463 which included an individual fine of £601, a surcharge of £240 and costs of £2,000.

The trading company was ordered to pay a fine of £602, a surcharge of £240 and £781 costs, totalling £1,623.  

Cllr Eddie Lavery, Cabinet Member for Residents' Services, said: “We have always been clear we will not tolerate reckless traders that blatantly ignore rules and regulations, putting residents at risk." 

To report a business selling unsafe or illegal products email tradingstandards@hillingdon.gov.uk