Buying a pram or pushchair - what you should know

When you buy a pram or a pushchair, you enter into a legally binding contract. You are entitled to expect the product to be of satisfactory quality, fit for purpose and as described. Before you buy, as well as giving consideration to style, features and price, you should ensure that the pram or pushchair has been tested for safety.

Prams and pushchairs must be safe and comply with European Standard EN 1888:2012. Manufacturers and retailers have a duty under the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 to supply products that are safe. Prams and pushchairs must also comply with the fire resistance requirements of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988. There are a number of visual checks a consumer can carry out when examining a new or second-hand pram or pushchair that will indicate compliance.

In the guide
The law
How can I tell if the pram or pushchair conforms?
What about fire resistance?
I am considering buying a pram or pushchair - what should I look for?
Do I have any legal rights once I have bought the pram or pushchair?
What about my guarantee?
Do I have the same protection when I buy privately or online?
Do I have any more protection?

 

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