EU's New Package Of Consumer Product Safety Rules

Law360, New York (April 30, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT) -- The European Commission plans to introduce new rules to improve the safety regime applicable to nonfood consumer products distributed in the European Union.

The commission has put forward a new package of measures to provide more consistency across the EU in relation to consumer product identification and traceability and better coordination of the way in which national authorities check consumer products and enforce product safety rules.

The package will not apply to food products. These measures will place additional obligations on manufacturers, importers and distributors, whose...
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