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Second-hand goods safety

  • Second-hand goods safety advice

    We have created a series of guides for charity shops, auctioneers and those who supply, hire out and sell second-hand goods. 

    These guides are just summaries of the basic things to look out for. Any remedial or disposal action should also be recorded on your checklist. 

    You should complete and keep a separate sheet clearly identifying the product for each item. The guides can be accessed by contacting Environmental Health by emailing or by calling 028 9027 0428.

    The guides include information on:

    • general product safety
    • electrical goods
    • furniture
    • gas appliances
    • oil heaters
    • nursery goods
    • children’s clothes
    • bunk beds
    • toy safety
    • bicycles

    A complete second hand checklist including all of these categories is also available. 

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