Defining a producer
Under the law, you're a producer if you make your own goods or import consumer goods into the island.
You must meet certain obligations which include traceability and monitoring requirements.
Consumer Safety (Jersey) Law 2006 on Jersey Law website
As a producer, your main role is to supply a safe product.
You must also provide consumers with relevant information to enable them to:
- understand any risk that exists when using the product during its lifetime (if they're not immediately obvious)
- take precautions against those risks
This means you need to give warnings and instructions that are:
Producers must also mark a product, or batches of products, so that they are identifiable and can be traced.
Check before you supply goods
For you to be aware of the risks a product might present you should:
- sample test marketed products
- investigate and if necessary keep a register of complaints about the safety of the product
- tell your distributors about any risks you may have found
Carry out due diligence checks
You should carry out due diligence checks to make sure that your business is protected from breaches of the law.
You can find guidance on product safety due diligence on the Business Companion website including:
- due diligence principles
- CE marking
- test reports
If you find out that a product you are selling, or have supplied, is not safe for consumers you must you must immediately contact the Chief Consumer Safety Inspector.
You should also tell them any actions you have taken to prevent risks to the consumer.
The Chief Consumer Safety Inspector will give you advice on what to do to remove the risk. The Inspector will also work with you on completing the notification.
Email Chief Consumer Safety Inspector
Issuing a safety notice
If you do not meet the standards of the Consumer Safety (Jersey) Law 2006, we have access to a range of measures to remove the risk to consumer safety. These are known as safety notices.
Safety notices are only used when voluntary actions have not removed the risk. It is an offence under the Law not to fulfil these obligations.
Safety notices (Trading Standards)
Producers must keep up to date with product developments and legal requirements. This could include amendments to standards, and technological and safety developments.
This information is intended for guidance. Only the courts can give an authoritative interpretation of the law.