Legal Terms

Food, perishable & edible items 

Selling food or other perishable items is generally permitted on BabyChum, however there are a number of government regulations that instruct who can produce, package, and sell food. You are required by law to register your food business if you store, sell, distribute or prepare food or drink. It’s free to register, and your registration cannot be refused. You should register at least 28 days before opening. If you’re already trading and have not registered, you need to do this asap.To find out more specific information about food licences please read up to date government guidelines here.

Sellers based in Europe, or those planning to sell to customers there should read the correct laws and guidance here.

Furthermore, be sure to consult Royal Mail and other delivery couriers for specific guidance regarding the delivery of food.

Laws regarding the sale of edible items differ from place to place, so please consult a lawyer or qualified legal professional if you have any queries.

 

Products that require CE marking

CE marking is a certification mark that shows conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area. By placing CE marking on a product you are declaring sole responsibility and conformity with all of the legal requirements to achieve CE marking.

There are a number of commonly sold products that require CE marking as a legal requirement, those include toys, recreational craft and low voltage to name a few. For a full list of products that need CE marking and to ensure your products comply with EU safety, health and environmental requirements please read accurate government guidance here.

Sellers based in the UK or Europe, or those planning to sell to customers in these locations should read the correct guidance here to ensure they are complying with the law.

 

Cosmetic items

Cosmetic products sold through BabyChum should meet the required legal safety regulations. They must not be liable to cause damage to human health, when applied under normal conditions of use or under reasonably foreseeable conditions of use. It is a criminal offence to supply cosmetic products which do not comply with the regulations or fail to comply with other related requirements. All businesses dealing in cosmetics, including retailers, wholesalers, importers and manufacturers, are subject to the regulations.

For up to date guidance on cosmetic product rules please read current regulations here. The EU Regulation is enforced by trading standards in the UK by the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013.

Sellers based in Europe or the US, or those planning to sell to customers in these locations should read the correct guidance here and here to ensure they are complying with the law.

 

Product Safety Compliance

Regulation is an important element in product safety and accident prevention. Sellers need to ensure they are complying with the law and keeping consumers safe. Products should only be sold if their compliance meets the correct product safety regulations.To read accurate and up to date guidance on product safety, please click here.

Sellers based in Europe or the US, or those planning to sell to customers in these locations should read the correct guidance here and here to ensure they are complying with the law.

 

Product Liability Insurance

We recommend all sellers are protected via their own product liability insurance up to £1,000,000. Product liability insurance protects against claims for personal injury or property damage caused by a product your business designed, sold or supplied through our marketplace.