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Your Responsibilities as a Retailer Reselling

Wholesome water fittings must be of appropriate quality or standard and be suitable for the circumstances they are to be used. Fittings or materials must conform to the appropriate standards and regulations, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to ensure that the product meets the functional requirements and Retailers reselling need to verify products meet these requirements. It will also require the correct documentation and proof of testing or third-party certification for water fittings for proof of conformity.

It is important to check with your supplier/distributor or merchant to provide you with the correct documentation. Retailers may be liable to Trading standards under legislation (see Regulations Section) who are the enforcement body for England, Wales and Scotland. The Environmental Health Authority covers Northern Ireland.

If your supplier/retailer or Merchant can’t provide you with the correct documentation Trading standards are the enforcement body for England, Wales and Scotland. The Environmental Health Authority covers Northern Ireland.

These authorities have been tasked with appropriate Market surveillance.

The Bathroom Manufacturers Association will be acting as a Primary Authority for the Bathroom Industry.

The ultimate enforcement authority across the UK is the Secretary of State.

If you sell a product that is non-complaint or allow a product that is non-compliant to be installed incorrectly you are breaking the law.

Failure to comply with any aspect of the Construction Products Regulation can lead to; enforcement of appropriate corrective actions to manufacturer or supplier, recall or withdrawal of the product from the market, Pan European communication of the above and fines start from £5,000 per-incident or up to 3 months imprisonment. Fines apply to the final reseller or manufacturer as appropriate in each case.

Check Your Product

What does a ce mark mean to you?

A CE Mark is an assurance that a product which has been made or imported has been certified “fit for purpose.”