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 (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012), plant protection products, cosmetics (Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009), food contact materials (FCM Regulation (EC) 1935/2004), detergents (Detergents Regulation (EC) No 648/2004) and toys (Directive 2009/48/EC) . Consumer products that are not governed by specific legislation have to meet the requirements of the General Product Safety Directive (Directive 2001/95/EC).
Publication date 02/01/2012 - 00:00 Modification date 04/20/2020 - 09:55