The supply of unsafe products can have serious implications for businesses placing products on the market, not only in relation to consumer safety, but also in legal and financial terms.
If your business places a product on the market which does not conform to the product safety legislation, corrective actions including withdrawal of the product or even a product recall may be required. This could prove costly and in some cases may lead to prosecution.
However, the Government recognise that reputable businesses may still find themselves in a situation where corrective action is needed. A number of high- profile safety incidents involving white goods led to the creation of PAS 7100:2018 Code of practice on consumer product safety related recalls and other corrective actions, which helps businesses to prepare in advance for a situation where corrective action, such as a product recall, may be needed.
How can we help you?
We can offer tailored support to assist your business with product safety due diligence, including:
- Identifying/interpreting appropriate legislative provisions applicable to your product/s
- Preparing/assessing technical files for conformity with relevant legislation
- Assisting you with the interpretation of relevant safety standards and testing requirements in the context of the supply of ‘safe’ products
- Preparing a product safety incident plan (PSIP) in line with PAS 7100
- Advising you on new legislation