All posts by Edward Turtle

Have your say on sustainability – current EU and UK consultations on proposed sustainability initiatives for products

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

The EU and UK are running two important consultations on proposed initiatives to make products more sustainable. To find out more, read our summary below.

EU adopts triple whammy of single market guidance

Edward Turtle and Carol Holley

The guidance covers the Mutual Recognition Regulation, Compliance and Enforcement Regulation and free movement of goods.

Europe Pilots Green Consumption Pledge

Edward Turtle and Carol Holley

The Pledge is intended to encourage voluntary commitments by businesses.

FCC sets its sights on product compliance breaches

J.G. Harrington and Henry Wendel

We provide an update on some recent FCC decisions that act as a reminder to companies designing, manufacturing and marketing electronic devices of the importance of thorough pre-market review procedures.

3D printing of spare parts – multi-dimensional implications for consumer product regulation

Edward Turtle and Corinne Robinson

We consider the product compliance, safety and liability implications of the growing use of 3D printed spare parts

Regulating online platforms and the sale of unsafe goods: proposed EU Digital Services Act

Edward Turtle, Enrique Capdevila and Tracey Bischofberger

The European Commission has published a draft of the Digital Services Package, which proposes important changes for online platforms, product manufacturers and suppliers.

Productwise Bitesize: European Digital Services Act

Edward Turtle and Julia Maskell

Cooley’s Productwise Bitesize brings you a short introduction to the EU’s proposed Digital Services Act.

EU Representative Actions Clear Last Hurdle

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

A new law allowing groups of EU consumers to launch collective actions against traders has passed through the final stages of the legislative process and will enter into force soon.

EU Puts Consumer Rights Back on the Agenda

Edward Turtle and Julia Maskell

Key points in the European Commission’s New Consumer Agenda, which sets out plans for EU consumer policy to 2025.

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.