Items we can’t sell

Itens we can't sell in BHF shopsThere are some things we can't sell for safety or legal reasons. If you're not sure if we can sell your donations, please check our list below of some of the items we’re asked about most frequently.

You can also ask your local BHF Shop or contact our customer service team on 0800 138 6556 or email customerservice@bhf.org.uk.

Furniture and Housewares

  • Upholstered furniture without a fire label including all items donated as sets
  • Candles without instructions

Electrical Items

  • Electric blankets
  • Electric showers
  • Sunbeds and tanning equipment
  • Waste disposal units
  • Power tools without instructions
  • Refrigeration - selected Beko models

Heating and Cooking

  • Gas appliances (mains or bottled goods)
  • Gas cookers
  • Oil filled radiators (not supplied with a thermostat)
  • Oil heaters (mobile)
  • Storage heaters (hardwired)
  • Oil and Gas Agas

Sports and Safety Equipment

  • Bicycles
  • Buoyancy aids, lifejackets, inflatable dingies
  • Safety helmets, riding hats, crash helmets
  • Cycle helmets
  • Safety harnesses of any sort
  • Fire fighting equipment

Children's Equipment

  • Children's car seats
  • Prams, pushchairs and buggies
  • Highchairs
  • Cots, carry cots, playpens
  • Toys without a CE mark

Software and Hardware

  • Home recorded DVDs, video and audio tapes
  • Home recorded computer games and software on recordable CDs and DVDs
  • Computer hard drives, laptops and notepads

Weapons

  • Knives
  • Swords, sword stocks, crossbows
  • Guns and ammunition (including replica guns, unless obviously toys)

Miscellaneous

  • Personal appliances, such as shavers, foot spas etc (unless in mint condition, sealed box)
  • Medication including vitamins
  • Perishable goods, food and drink
  • Prescription spectacles
  • Cleaning agents, solvents and adhesives
  • Items made from ivory