Tag: Product Regulation

Fantastic Four: the search for regulatory super heroes

Harriet Jones and Olivia Flasch

UK Product Regulator holds Regulatory Excellence Awards in continuation of its increasingly active role in promoting product safety

Rapid Alert; steady growth

Edward Turtle

European Commission’s Rapid Alert System for Dangerous Products sees growth in alerts and follow-up actions.

You Brexit, you buy it: EU notice sets out post-Brexit position for EU product rules

Carol Roberts

EU notice considers potential impact on economic operators, authorised representatives, and Notified Bodies as a result of Brexit.

First enforcement action for new UK Office for Product Safety

Rod Freeman and Jamie Humphreys

The OPSS imposes its first fine for the importation and sale of illegally sourced timber.

New kid on the block: EU regulation addresses geo-blocking and country redirects

Rod Freeman and Fergal Duggan

In this article, we address the EU’s recently adopted regulation banning unjustified geo-blocking in the internal market.

Trilateral MoU formalises product safety cooperation by North American regulators

Rod Freeman and Jamie Humphreys

North American regulators recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase cooperation in response to product safety issues.

8 for 8: UK Government accepts key recommendations to reform recall and product safety regimes

Sarah-Jane Dobson

In January 2018, the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) provided its much-awaited response to proposals for reform to the product safety and product recall regimes.

Sea change: UK government bans plastic microbeads from cosmetics products

Jamie Humphreys and Fergal Duggan

On 9 January 2018, the UK introduced a ban on the manufacture or supply of products containing microbeads, following a worldwide trend towards greater oversight of plastic pollution. The ban will affect manufacturers of a wide range of cosmetics products, including face scrubs, toothpastes and shower gels.