Product and home safety

Find out how to access a list of product safety notices and recalls as well as how to safe proof your home for your child.

The Consumer Protection Act 1987 and the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 were made to hold manufacturers accountable for producing unsafe goods. Businesses have a duty to supply only safe consumer products, which must meet with all relevant safety regulations. Importing unsafe products may result in the business having to pay back someone who is injured. This action could be taken in addition to any criminal prosecution.

Visit the Office for Product Safety and Standards on the GOV.UK website (opens new window)

Product recalls and dangerous consumer products

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) contains a list of product safety notices and recalls. If you're worried about the safety of a product, make your concern clear to the retailer, manufacturer and your local Trading Standards section.

Visit the CTSI website (opens new window)

Child safety at home

East Renfrewshire Trading Standards has a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) trained member of staff who can carry out a short child home safety visit at a suitable time for you where advice and assistance can help ensure your home is as safe as possible from a toddler's perspective.  They've a wealth of information on unsafe products including:

  • Button cell batteries
  • Blind cords
  • Laundry capsules
  • Nappy sacks
  • Poisoning
  • Scalds and burns
  • Firework safety 

We can also arrange for you to have stair gates supplied and fitted to keep your little one safe.

Get in touch with us to arrange a visit or to have one of our child safety packs sent out.

In the meantime, you can watch the webinar on child safety in the home (opens new window), which will tell you about the main causes of accidents in the home and how they can be prevented.

Last modified on 20 May 2021