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Revising the EU product safety regime - at significant cost to business?

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • March 7 2013

Earlier this month, the European Commission launched its proposals to revise the current safety and market surveillance regime concerning non-food

Report on liability for defective products

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • December 5 2011

The European Commission has released a report on the Product Liability Directive (Directive 85374BBC

European Commission publishes definition of "nanomaterial"

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • December 5 2011

The European Commission has published a definition of "nanomaterials" in response to a request by the European Parliament for a comprehensive, science-based definition to apply across a range of existing laws

Consumer rights: installed defective goods

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • December 5 2011

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that businesses that sell defective consumer goods cannot refuse to remove such goods and must provide a replacement and pay refit costs

Changes to product safety legislation foreseen for 2012

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • December 5 2011

Next year, the rules on general product safety will be revised, as will the EU regulatory regimes for medical devices and tobacco

Annual RAPEX report released

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • July 12 2011

The annual round-up of notifications made to the EU's rapid alert system for dangerous products (RAPEX) during 2010 was recently released by the European Commission

Newswatch

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • July 12 2011

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published new guidance on labelling and packaging rules for substances and mixtures

RoHS amendment directive adopted

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • July 12 2011

Following agreement between the European Council and the European Parliament, a directive amending the current Directive on the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) has been adopted

Revised directive on the restriction of hazardous substances agreed

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • April 14 2011

The existing directive on the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHs) prohibits the use of substances in electrical and electrionic equipment beyond certain thresholds

Newswatch

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 25 2010

Europe's monthly RAPEX alert system reports have shown a consistency in the number of notifications; an average of 170 per month