Weights and Measures Regulations 1999

15 Obliteration

(1)

An Inspector may obliterate the stamp on any weight, measure, or weighing or measuring instrument if, on inspection, it is found not to comply with the requirements of these regulations.

(2)

The mark used to obliterate any stamp must be a six-pointed star, designed as follows:

six-pointed star

(3)

If the stamp on any weight, measure, or weighing or measuring instrument has been obliterated, that weight, measure, or weighing or measuring instrument must be treated as being unstamped.

(4)

An Inspector must not obliterate the stamp on a weight, measure, or weighing or measuring instrument if the weight, measure, or weighing or measuring instrument—

(a)

does not comply with the requirements of these regulations solely because it is not marked as required by these regulations; and

(b)

was in use for trade before 11 May 1987.