We enforce a wide range of legislation to ensure the safety of consumer products. We do this by:
- offering advice
- carrying out visits to manufacturers, importers and distributors
- taking samples
- making test purchases
We deal with:
New consumer goods
We enforce specific rules that cover product safety in relation to ‘CE’ marking and general product safety requirements.
We inspect sellers of second-hand goods such as upholstered furniture, gas and electrical appliances, toys and nursery goods to check that they are safe, even though they have previously been used. We ensure that sellers of these goods are registered with the Trading Standards and we have produced a guide for retailers of second-hand goods to assist sellers in complying with safety requirements.