Selling homemade items- Sorry if this has been askd before!

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Sorry if this is a repeated question, I have done a forum search but not found what I was looking for.

I want to sell homemade baby blankets, bibs etc just as a hobby/side line.

Do the products need to meet any regulations or anything? I know toys need a CE mark but I won't be doing toys.


Thanks

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  • BrowntoaBrowntoa Forumite, Board Guide
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    yes, items need to be made in a way that things cannot be pulled off, ie glued on crystals ...
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  • partialycloudypartialycloudy Forumite
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    thats it?

    I will be machine sewing everything. So that should be fine then?
  • moonpennymoonpenny Forumite
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    If I were you I would have a word with Trading Standards. Things are never that simple regarding children / babies etc.
  • partialycloudypartialycloudy Forumite
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    Thank, tried going on the trading standards webiste and it woudlnt open! but will see about givng them a call.

    Thanks
  • dizzytinadizzytina Forumite
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    Definately worth speaking to them and there are also some good support groups in facebook if you use facebook. I use the CE testing support group but there are also others worthing checking out xx
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  • partialycloudypartialycloudy Forumite
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    Much appreciated peps!
    Been dabbling in crafts for a while now so am excited to start a little venture, don't expect to become Millionaires at it bit if it paid for itself as a hobby I would be well chuffed!
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    Sorry if this is a repeated question, I have done a forum search but not found what I was looking for.

    I want to sell homemade baby blankets, bibs etc just as a hobby/side line.

    Do the products need to meet any regulations or anything? I know toys need a CE mark but I won't be doing toys.


    Thanks

    Anything intended for children has to go through rigorous checks such as durability, flammability, toxicity testing etc.

    Also you will need to CE mark either the tags or boxes to confirm they meet these standards, you can self certify yourself to allow you to use the CE marks but you need to make sure 100% it follows the safety guidelines.

    You will also need to get liability insurance, if someone claims that any of your items do not conform and make a claim against you, you could find yourself in hot water.

    It's alot to go through, but you need to phone trading standards, they will be able to talk you through everything and send you (or direct you tp) necessary guidelines and your options
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