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Product Safety

Who is affected?

If you produce, manufacture, import, distribute or sell goods they must be safe for consumers.

Top tips:

  • The minimum requirement is that products intended for consumers or reasonably likely to be used by them are safe when they are available for supply or placed on the market.
  • Make sure you understand the goods you intend to provide and any specific rules you may need to follow.
  • If you are a producer or distributor you are responsible for warnings and instructions required to enable consumers to use the product safely.
  • Provide full contact details for your business and make them readily available.
  • If you are a distributor you must monitor the safety of products you supply as well as keeping records of supply for 6 years.
  • As well as general safety requirements relating to all products the following products must comply with specific regulatory and or industry requirements:
  • Construction Products;
  • Cosmetic Products ;
  • Electrical Equipment;
  • Fireworks;
  • Imitation Food;            
  • Jewellery and metal content;
  • Leather Goods
  • Mini-motos and off road vehicles
  • Nightwear;
  • Prams & pushchairs;
  • Recreational Crafts ( Boats, Jet Skis etc)
  • Toys
  • Novelty Decorative & Ornamental Giftware (Candles, collectors items & models)
  • Upholstered Furniture;

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