The European Commission has determined that, in broad terms, the Product Liability Directive, which has been in place for over 30 years, is still fit for purpose but requires further work.
7 March 2018 saw the long-awaited public launch of the UK Government’s new Code of practice on consumer product safety related recalls and other corrective actions.
The tragic Grenfell Tower firebrings into sharp focus the importance of having an effective product safety system in place. Prior to this event, the UK Government was already reviewing the UK’s product safety and recall system.
If you manufacture, import or supply products in, to or via the UK in some capacity, you may well already be considering how Brexit may impact the application of product-related laws to your business. In this article we look at what might happen to product laws under the different suggested models for the UK/EU-27 relationship so that you can start considering how your business may be affected.