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Age Restricted Products

Information about who to contact if you are concerned about the sale or supply of products to underage persons.

Legislation prohibits the sale, supply, offer to supply, or hire of specified products to persons under the minimum legal age. Saleswatch logo

If you are concerned about persons attempting to buy or sell products that are 'age restricted' then you can contact us anonymously by email, text or phone. This includes some sales to persons who are buying products for those too young to buy the product themselves.

Email: feelsafe@welhat.gov.uk

Tel: 01707 357925

Text: 07768 433172

You can find out which products are 'age restricted' and what you can do to protect your business and young persons by downloading the pdf icon Saleswatch Age Restricted Items leaflet [9MB], checking the table below or visiting www.hertfordshire.gov.uk.

Age Restricted Products
ProductAge RestrictionMaximum Penalty
Adult fireworks and sparklers
(category F2 [outdoor use - confined

18 and over

Unlimited fine and three months' imprisonment
Aerosol paint16 and over£2,500 fine
Alcohol18 and overUnlimited fine and forfeit of licence
Christmas crackers12 and overUnlimited fine and three months' imprisonment
Crossbows / knives / axes / blades18 and overUnlimited fine and six months' imprisonment
Electronic Cigarettes
Nicotine Inhaling Products (Age of Sale
and Proxy Purchasing) Regulations 2015
18 and over£2,500 fine for underage sale
(or £90 Fixed Penalty Notice)
Lighter refills containing butane18 and overUnlimited fine and six months' imprisonment
Lottery tickets / 'instant win' cards16 and overUnlimited fine and two years' imprisonment
Party poppers and similar low-hazard
low-noise fireworks

(category F1) (except Christmas crackers)
16 and overUnlimited fine and three months' imprisonment
Petrol16 and overUnlimited fine and one years' imprisonment
Tobacco products18 and over£2,500 fine
Video recordings: U (Universal)
PG (Parental Guidance)
Classification 12
Classification 15
Classification 18
Classification R18
Unrestricted
Unrestricted
12 and over
15 and over
18 and over
18 and over in a licensed sex shop
N/A
N/A
Unlimited fine and six months' imprisonment
Unlimited fine and six months' imprisonment
Unlimited fine and six months' imprisonment
Unlimited fine and six months' imprisonment
Video games: PEGI rating 3
PEGI rating 7
PEGI rating 12
PEGI rating 16
PEGI rating 18
Unrestricted
Unrestricted
12 and over
16 and over
18 and over
N/A
N/A
Unlimited fine and six months' imprisonment
Unlimited fine and six months' imprisonment
Unlimited fine and six months' imprisonment
Volatile substances / solvents
(offence occurs ONLY if the person knows
or believes it is to be used for
intoxication)
18 and over
(but see left)
Unlimited fine and six months' imprisonment

 

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