28th September 2020
28th September 2020
28th July 2020
The Offensive Weapons Act 2019 has revised the constraints on the sale, possession and enforcement of corrosive products and substances.
The types of products that are defined as “corrosive products” for the purposes of the legislation are those that contain corrosive substances at levels where they could be misused to cause serious harm and life-changing injury to others. Any product that contains a substance listed in the following table in a concentration higher than the limit below will be classed as a corrosive product:
It is the responsibility of the seller to ensure the purchaser or representative these products are sold to, is 18 years of age or over. This includes over-the-counter and remote internet sales. The Act recommends sellers apply a challenge 21/25 policy for verifying age. This can be in the form of photographic evidence i.e. Passport, driving license.
Products included within our range are listed below and apply to all sizes:
“It is the responsibility of the seller to make a decision on whether a particular system meets the requirement that [the] system was likely to prevent persons under the age of 18 from buying corrosive products by that method”. “However, it is the Government’s intention that the following examples, either individually or combined, will be insufficient to satisfy the court that robust age verification had taken place:
All packages individual or cartons containing these substances must be clearly marked to indicate that it contains a corrosive product and should only be sold or delivered into the hands of a person aged 18 or over.
It is the responsibility of the seller to ensure these products are handed to persons 18 years of age or over.
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