To some extent we all take the safety of items we use around the
house for granted however the trading standards service is working
with manufactures, importers and retailers to make sure that we can
literally sleep easy in our beds. We enforce safety legislation on
a wide range of products including toys.
upholstered furniture, carry
cots, pens, pencils,
electric blankets, child car
seats and second hand items. We do this
by investigating complaints, carrying out inspections and
submitting test purchases to experts to have them tested.
Most frequently asked questions about consumer safety
Where can I find the most up to date information about
Safety Warnings and product recalls
What do I need to think about when buying a pram or a
Buying a Pram or Pushchair
I sell second hand electric items, what should I do
doing to make sure they are safe?
Selling safe second-hand electrical goods
ROSPA Accident Prevention
Safety Guidance - Advice sheets