UK Product Safety Review: call for evidence

Closed 17 Jun 2021

Opened 11 Mar 2021

Results updated 29 Nov 2021

This call for evidence has concluded

There were 158 responses to our consultation and we received further feedback during 8 roundtable discussions, attended by 80 organisations. We will use the information supplied, alongside wider evidence and research, to shape policy proposals for the UK’s product safety framework, to ensure it is future facing and optimised for UK consumers, businesses, and enforcement agencies.



We have extended the closing date from 3 June to 17 June 2021 to allow more time to respond in the light of COVID-19 and the run-up to the local elections.

The government is committed to ensuring that only safe products can be legally placed on the market now and in the future. But the world in which we operate is changing and it is important that the framework that protects consumers from unsafe products is reviewed and updated where necessary, to deal with new and novel products or business models.

This Call for Evidence is an opportunity for us to invite and listen to a wide range of views on the UK’s overarching product safety regulations so that any prospective reform results in a product safety framework that is fit for the future – protecting people and supporting both growth and investment.



  • Anyone from any background


  • Economic growth
  • Starting a business
  • Consumer rights
  • Innovation
  • Research
  • Regulation and red tape
  • Industrial strategy