Product Safety

If you are selling products like toys, electrical equipment, cosmetics and souvenirs then you will need to comply with product safety laws. As retailers, the increase in counterfeit and illegal products available in the UK makes purchasing products increasingly more challenging. Whilst retailers are not the manufacturers of goods they still have obligations. This guide provides an overview of what is required of you as a business owner to ensure that the products that you supply are safe. This guide also explains what your responsibilities are as a retailer in the supply chain.

Product Safety Guide (Updated December 2016)

Many of the products on sale in convenience stores have the potential to be harmful or dangerous. It is important to recognise the requirements around the sale of potentially harmful products. Some of the things to look out for when selling these products have been highlighted in the ACS Assured Advice Guide on Product Safety.

Supporting materials for this advice guide are available for ACS members. For more information about these materials, please email Chloe Heyde at