What is product safety?
The law says that all new and second hand products sold by businesses must be safe and safe if used properly. We check products sold are safe by:
- advising businesses
- inspecting shops and factories
- testing samples of different goods
- investigating consumer complaints
- checking recalled products have been removed from sale.
Where can I get more information?
The following articles are published by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, and cover topics relating to product safety: