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Product safety

The advice sheets below have the latest information on product safety. If you need more advice call 01753 475111 (Regulatory ServicesĀ option).

Sky lanterns


In the guide

CTSI published an industry code of practice concerning sky lanterns

This guidance is for England, Scotland & Wales

Although there is no legislation that specifically regulates sky lanterns, they do have to comply with the General Product Safety Regulations 2005. There are a number of concerns about their safety and impact, and in 2014 a code of practice was produced as a result of discussions between the Government and industry.

It was produced by the industry and approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI).

Code of practice

Industry Code of Practice: Sky Lanterns is intended as guidance on good practice for those designing, manufacturing, distributing, retailing or using sky lanterns.

If you are a manufacturer of sky lanterns compliance with theĀ Code of Practice can assist with meeting the requirements of the General Product Safety Regulations 2005.

Key legislation

Last reviewed / updated: November 2019

Please note

This information is intended for guidance; only the courts can give an authoritative interpretation of the law.

The guide's 'Key legislation' links may only show the original version of the legislation, although some amending legislation is linked to separately where it is directly related to the content of a guide. Information on amendments to legislation can be found on each link's 'More Resources' tab.