We offer a comprehensive collection of global proposed, enacted and amended laws and regulations covering general product safety and those focused on specific products.
A paramount consideration for manufacturers placing products on the market is the safety of their products. Laws and regulations in countries worldwide promote the principle that only safe products should be placed on the market, and set out legal obligations on safe design and production of products, as well as appropriate warnings and labels, provision of information, reporting obligations and corrective actions.
Non-compliance can have serious implications for companies from product recalls and fines to, potentially, culminating in criminal prosecution.
The EU boasts a mature framework when it comes to product safety providing for product specific legislation for certain categories of products e.g. electrical appliances, machinery, and gas appliances. Medicine and food have their own regimes. For other consumer products, the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) provides rules where no specific sectoral laws exist, and provides general safety requirements for non-food consumer products.
The product safety topic in C2P provides extensive coverage of global product safety legislation from general product safety laws and regulations to those focused on specific products. We cover legislation on the safety of:
- Electrical & electronic equipment such as regulations on electrical safety/low voltage & machinery
- Gas appliances
- Pressure equipment
- Electrical toys
- Construction products
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