Product Safety In Europe

Law360, New York (August 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Businesses must ensure independently that appropriate quality controls are in place and that their products are safe. The recent high-profile product recalls provide a timely reminder of the obligations that businesses have when they import products into the European Union (EU). This article gives an overview of some of the key features of the general product safety regime in the EU and highlights the obligations imposed upon producers, importers and distributors.

* The Regime *

The General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) (the Directive) has been implemented...
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