Product safety

Guidance and information on product safety and product recalls.

All businesses importing, manufacturing or supplying consumer products have certain legal obligations. Background information on them is available on the Business Companion website.

Producers must be able to respond effectively if a problem with the safety of a consumer product is identified. One of the 8 main recommendations in the independent review of UK consumer product recalls published in February 2016 was that there should be an official trusted website on recalls for business and the public. A site providing links to significant sources of information on product recalls is available on GOV.UK.

Product Recall

Our involvement with product safety includes:

Working Group

The creation of the Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety was announced in October 2016 by the Consumer Minister, Margot James, bringing together experts in the fire services, trading standards, consumer groups and industry.

  1. Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety report

    • Independent report
  2. Product safety: Working Group

    • Guidance
  3. Product safety: Working Group - meeting notes

    • Guidance

Latest developments

  1. Product recall

    • News story
  2. Household appliances recalled due to fire risk

    • Notice
Published 28 November 2016