More than 26,000 unsafe products were destroyed last year following interventions by the National Consumer Agency.

In its annual report for 2013 published today, the agency says 496 product safety cases were investigated.

The kinds of products destroyed included electronic goods, cosmetic products, and toys with sharp edges.

Other products such as clocked cars and faulty mobile phones were also detected by agency officials.

115 enforcement actions were taken against businesses in breach of consumer law.