Dangerous Products Could Be 'Double Trouble'

Law360, New York (April 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Businesses that fail to comply with the General Product Safety Directive face an increased risk of both criminal and civil liability. This article provides an overview of businesses’ obligations under the General Product Safety Directive and considers some of the product liability implications of failing to comply with the safety standards that it imposes.

The Regime

The General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) (the GPSD) has been implemented by each of the Member States of the European Union (EU). The GPSD introduced a new safety regime to...
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