Our Trading Standards Team enforces legislation that controls the safety of a wide range of products such as toys, upholstered furniture, electrical goods, cosmetics and child resistant packaging.
This work is carried out from manufacture to sale and involves checking the product itself along with labelling and instructions.
Inspections are also carried out on premises licenced to store petroleum and explosives to ensure safe storage.
Roadshow events are held throughout the year offering you the opportunity to check the safety of items you use such as electric blankets and baby car seats.
Reporting faulty goods
If you have bought a potentially dangerous product and wish to report it, you will need to contact Consumer Direct.
Go to our Consumer Advice page for details and more on how we deal with complaints.
Trading Standards Central is a one stop shop for consumer protection information in the UK. This site provides a wealth of information for consumers and businesses, schools, advice and information centres, community organisations, local councils, business support agencies and trade associations.
Visit the Trading Standards Central website for the latest guidance leaflets and product recalls.