Kim Ramessa from international health monitoring company, Tanita explained:
"As one of the leading providers of highly accurate scales to both healthcare professionals and consumers, we are well placed to support this alert and understand that while recourses may be limited, faulty or inappropriate weighing equipment can be life threatening."
Last month, trading standards officers began the National Medical Weighing Project after a report from LCORS (local authority co-ordinating standards) highlighted the potential dangers of inconsistent or inadequate scales. Kim Ramessa
continued: "We are committed to positive health promotion and by supporting the National Medical Weighing Project it allows us to raise awareness of how vital it is that the appropriate medical equipment is available."