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European Regulation of Consumer Product Safety

Christopher Hodges

Abstract

This book examines the European Community legislation that regulates the safety of consumer products. The book surveys the extent to which this legislation aims to and succeeds in achieving safety for a wide range of products. There are different legal requirements for medicines, machines, electronics, toys and so on, which employ different regulatory mechanisms, including pre-marketing assessment, provision of information, control of the manufacturing environment, post-marketing obligations on producers and authorities, and obligations on distributors and users. The book compares the various ... More

Keywords: European Community legislation, consumer products, consumer safety, regulatory mechanisms, pre-marketing assessment, information provision, manufacturing environment, post-marketing obligations, New Approach Directives, General Product Safety Directive, safety data, surveillance mechanisms, enforcement mechanisms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199282555
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282555.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Hodges, author
Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford and Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna

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