Trading Standards officers play an important role in regulating product safety.
We achieve this by:
- inspecting, sampling and testing consumer products
- seizing and destroying unsafe products
- prosecuting the most serious offenders.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have produced guidance on general product safety entitled 'The General Product Safety Regulations 2005 - Guidance for businesses, consumers and enforcement authorities' which can be viewed on their website at: www.bis.gov.uk/files/file22713.pdf
Advice on specific areas of product safety can be found below.
Business information sheets