Fine for Cats & Pipes following DVSA investigation

Published:  23 March, 2021

Cats & Pipes has been slapped with a £6,000 fine after DVSA’s Market Surveillance Unit found it had supplied a single DPF that did not bear the correct Type Approval markings.

The case against the North Wales-based company took place at Mold Magistrates court and concluded on Tuesday 16 March. As well as the fine, the case also resulted in the company being required to pay £4,000 in costs and a statutory surcharge of £170.

Commenting on the outcome, DVSA’s MSU Senior Investigator, Emma-Jane Morris said: “DVSA’s priority is to protect everyone from unsafe vehicles, including unsafe emissions. Manufacturers and distributors must ensure their products meet the necessary standards and are correctly marked and approved for the vehicles or engine types they are intended for. Companies flouting the standards will face prosecution.”

She added: “This prosecution also acts as an important lesson for garages and others that fit parts to ask questions of distributors to make sure parts are legal.”

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