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New product liability and jurisdictional questions in e-health
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, European Union, USA
  • June 2 2015

The increasing use of e-health products and services as a diagnostic and information tool raises various issues concerning potential liability if


Product and consumer news - Spring 2014
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 21 2014

National enforcement authorities from across the EU have met stakeholders to improve consumer protection in the growing digital application ('app'


Product and consumer news
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • May 13 2014

The Hong Kong Trade Descriptions (Unfair Trade Practices) (Amendment) Ordinance 2012 is now in force. The amendments extend the scope of the


Report on liability for defective products
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • December 5 2011

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


Is your product safe? New guidance published by the European Commission
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • February 4 2010

A recent European Commission Decision sets out new guidelines on how to assess the risks associated with non-food consumer products under the General Product Safety (GPS) regime


Revising the EU product safety regime - at significant cost to business?
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • March 7 2013

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


European Commission publishes definition of "nanomaterial"
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • 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
  • European Union
  • 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
  • European Union
  • 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


Revised directive on the restriction of hazardous substances agreed
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • 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