All posts by Edward Turtle

Horizon scanning: European Commission adopts 2021 Work Programme

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

The European Commission has adopted its 2021 Work Programme. Measures to improve the sustainability of consumer products feature heavily on the agenda, along with revisions to some key sector-specific product safety rules and an evaluation of the New Legislative Framework for CE-marked products.

UK sets its sights on the safety of Virtual Reality

Rod Freeman and Ed Turtle

OPSS publishes important report reviewing the safety of domestic virtual reality systems

The Circle of (Product) Life part 2: EU’s Sustainable Products Initiative

Edward Turtle, Tracey Bischofberger and Corinne Robinson

The EU has published further details on its Sustainable Products Initiative, one of the measures announced in the new Circular Economy Action Plan.

The New Consumer Agenda: public consultations on two new EU consumer law initiatives

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

The EU is consulting on two important consumer law initiatives which would introduce new requirements for online transactions, information on repairability and the lifespan of products, and measures to curb premature product obsolescence. These changes would have lasting effects for products sold in the EU.

EU representative actions: do they represent a major consumer rights shakeup?

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

We consider the implications of a new EU Directive to introduce representative actions for breaches of certain EU laws, including consumer rights, product liability and product safety legislation.

General Product Safety Directive Consultation: Commission Checks its Safety Net for Holes

Jamie Humphreys and Edward Turtle

The European Commission is holding a consultation on proposed amendments to the EU’s General Product Safety Directive.

COVID-19: Weekly Life Sciences Digest – Testing Kits for COVID-19

Natasha Leskovsek, Andrew Barr, Sarah-Jane Dobson, Edward Turtle, Harriet Jones and Julia Maskell

With COVID-19 heralding unprecedented changes in the sector, our life sciences products experts provide a weekly summary of key international developments to keep you up to date.

COVID-19: Weekly Life Sciences Digest – PPE in EU and UK

Sarah-Jane Dobson, Edward Turtle, Harriet Jones and Julia Maskell

With COVID-19 heralding unprecedented changes in the sector, our life sciences products experts provide a weekly summary of key international developments to keep you up to date.