Consumer products are subject to ‘vertical’ (i.e. sector-specific) and ‘horizontal’ legislation (i.e. workers legislation, chemical legislation and general environmental legislation). Some specific products are directly regulated by vertical legislation e.g. biocidal products, plant protection products, cosmetics food contact materials, detergents and toys. Consumer products that are not governed by specific legislation have to meet the requirements of the General Product Safety Directive.
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Publication date 02/01/2012 - 00:00 Modification date 11/02/2018 - 18:31