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Why Product Safety Matters More Than Ever

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.

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), and from 13 December 2024 General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR), provide rules where no specific sectoral laws exist and provide general safety requirements for non-food consumer products.

Unsafe Products & Risks of Non-Compliance

Non-compliance can have serious implications for companies from product recalls and fines to, potentially, culminating in criminal prosecution. 

Business Benefits of Compliance

Uninterrupted market access with more opportunities to expand that market.

Product Safety in the Manufacturing Industry

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:

  • Safety Regulations on Electrical and Electronic Equipment such as regulations on electrical safety/low voltage & machinery
  • Consumer Product Safety Requirements for Children’s Products
  • Gas Appliances Safety
  • Pressure Equipment Safety Regulations
  • Product Safety for Constructions Products

Our Coverage of Product Safety Regulations & Standards

Our regulatory content in C2P is historically comprehensive with a robust QA process to ensure quality, consistency and accuracy. Below is a high level summary of our coverage for this topic:

EU General Product Safety Directive (GPSD)

  • EU: Low Voltage Electrical Equipment, Directive 2014/35/EU
  • EU: General Product Safety, Regulation (EU) 2023/988
  • EurAsEC: Approving Technical Regulations on Safety of Machines and Equipment, Decision No. 823, 2011
  • EU: Machinery Regulation (EU) 2023/1230
  • Sweden: Additional Provisions to EU Regulation on Gas Appliances, Regulation SFS 2018:1179

USA Consumer Product Safety Act

  • USA: Consumer Product Safety Act, 15 U.S.C. 2051-2084, 1972, As Amended 1994

Global Product Safety Requirements

  • Canada: Safety of Consumer Products Act, c. 21, 2010
  • UK: The Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations, SI 2016/1105
  • United Arab Emirates: General Product Safety, Federal Law No. 10, 2018

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