Corporate report

OPSS enforcement actions

Enforcement actions from 1 October 2018 to February 2024.



The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is part of the Department for Business and Trade and exercises the powers of the Secretary of State in relation to a range of regulations. Our approach to dealing with non-compliance by those we regulate and resolving potential product safety issues is set out in our Enforcement Policy, which also sets out our approach to publishing details of our enforcement actions.

The enforcement actions listed above were taken by OPSS.

We revised the basis on which we publish details of enforcement actions in February 2021. Prior to that, we published details of enforcement actions only where there is a specific legislative requirement to publish. Published details of our enforcement actions are removed from GOV.UK after five years but remain available via the National Archives as a matter of public record.

Further information on the enforcement activities undertaken by OPSS is included in our annual Delivery Report, which also explains our wider work to bring national capacity and leadership to product regulation, and to ensure the UK has a modern regulatory system with the necessary expertise and capacity.

Published 24 April 2018
Last updated 19 February 2024 + show all updates
  1. Enforcement actions July 2023 to September 2023 added.

  2. Further enforcement actions added to January 2024 report.

  3. Report added for January 2024.

  4. Enforcement actions October 2022 to March 2023 updated. Enforcement actions April 2023 to June 2023 added.

  5. OPSS enforcement actions 1 October to 2022 to 31 March 2023 amended to include previously omitted detail

  6. Report added for 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023.

  7. Report added for December 2022

  8. Report added for 1 April 2022 to 30 September 2022.

  9. Report added for 24 September 2021 to 31 March 2022.

  10. Report added for 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021.

  11. Report added for 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

  12. First published.