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We are responsible for checking consumer products are safe when sold, distributed, supplied or manufactured in Belfast. A product is unsafe if there's a risk of injury when you use the product and follow the manufacturer's instructions. Whether you buy from a shop, a stall, online or someone's home, all products including secondhand goods must comply with safety standards.
It's important to:
For advice on staying safe when buying goods, go to Consumer product safety: advice for staying safe (link opens in a new window).
To protect the public from unsafe products, we can:
If you bought a product and think it is unsafe, contact us by firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 028 9027 0428 and we will investigate your complaint.
If your query or complaint is about counterfeit goods, faulty goods or false or misleading product descriptions, you should contact Consumerline (link opens in new window) in Trading Standards Service.
They can also give advice on consumer rights on refunds, repairs or replacing goods.
To check product recalls and safety notices issued by traders, go to the product recalls and safety notices (link opens in a new window)
You can register to get recall information or safety notices for products you own.
Register my appliance (link opens in a new window)
Product safety standards for businesses
Manufacturers and businesses can check product safety standards and conformity marks for different industry sectors:
Businesses trading products in the Northern Ireland market must comply with the General Product Safety Regulations 2005: Northern Ireland (link opens in a new window).
Businesses trading toy products in Northern Ireland and UK markets must comply with the Toy Safety Regulations 2011 (link opens in a new window).
If you would like more information, contact us by email email@example.com or call us on 028 9027 0428.