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Underage sales

What products are age restricted?

Age-restricted products and their maximum penalties for selling to an underage person
Product Age restrictions Maximum penalty
Alcohol 18 and over £5,000 forfeit of licence.
£10,000 for persistently selling to underage.
Tobacco products 18 and over £2,500
Offensive weapons/knives 18 and over £5,000 and up to 6 months imprisonment
Crossbows 18 and over £5,000 and up to 6 months imprisonment
Fireworks and sparklers 18 and over £5,000 and up to 6 months imprisonment
Lighter refills containing butane 18 and over £5,000 and up to 6 months imprisonment
Caps, cracker snaps, novelty matches, party poppers, serpents and throwdowns 16 and over £5,000 and up to 6 months imprisonment
Lottery tickets/Instant Win cards 16 and over £5,000 and up to 2 years imprisonment
Aerosol paint 16 and over £2,500
Videos, video and computer games: Classification 18 18 and over £5,000 and up to 6 months imprisonment
Videos, video and computer games: Classification 15 15 and over £5,000 and up to 6 months imprisonment
 Videos, video and computer games: Classification 12 12 and over £5,000 and up to 6 months imprisonment

Trading standards - consumers

(via Citizen's Advice consumer helpline)

Email: tradingstandards@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 03454 040506

Visit: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/tradingstandardsteam

Telephone lines open Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm (except bank holidays)
Calls to the helpline cost up to 9p per minute
from a landline. If you're calling from a mobile,
it'll cost between 3p and 40p per minute - if you
have inclusive minutes
it's the same as calling a
landline.

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