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Hi, I run an online business selling radio control cars, I

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Hi, I run an online business selling radio control cars, I have just started using a new wholesaler who is also the uk sole distributor and importer of the cars, the brand is Himoto.
The question which id like to ask is about a warning sign on the boxes which states
'it is known by the state of california that this product contains substances which cause cancer and birth defects'
Id like to know if there are any problems to be encountered by selling these products in the uk, many thanks, Russell.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** i will help you with this.
Alex Watts : For now please let me know whether the product is CE marked?
Customer:

Hi, no the products are not ce marked, it states for ages 14 plus

Alex Watts : Ok, if you are selling them in the uk they need to be CE marked.
Alex Watts : You can't sell these producs in the uk without a CE mark
Alex Watts : For more information please see
Alex Watts : https://www.gov.uk/ce-marking
Alex Watts : If it's CE marked then you can sell it and don't need to worry about warnings.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Customer:

I thought ce marking doesnt count if the products are not classed as toys and for use for ages 14 plus only

Alex Watts : That's the toy safety directive.
Customer:

Ok, i better check with the importer, maybe they are ce marked, so they would be breaking the law by wholesale of them then?

Alex Watts : Yes that is right,
Alex Watts : Clealry if someone is injured you could be liable even if CE marking is not required.
Alex Watts : You can't exclude personal injury by law,
Alex Watts : You want to make sure you are insured.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
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