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Product law bulletin – December 2021

Published on 02 December 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of our product law bulletin, this month we focus on compliance with Natasha's law, the extension of the UKCA mark deadline, the OPSS Awareness Scheme into the dangers of swallowing small high powered magnets and whether COVID-19 can cause new allergic reactions to products.

Allergen Advice: Compliance with Natasha’s law

The Food Information (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2019 (“Natasha’s Law”) came into force on 1 October 2021. We previously wrote about the changes here. Read more

UK Government misses the mark: UKCA mark deadline extended

We previously considered the changes arising out of Brexit in relation to product marking systems (found here). Read more

OPSS Launches Awareness Scheme into the Dangers of Swallowing Small High-Powered Magnets

We previously wrote about the OPSS’ campaign to highlight the risks associated with button batteries (here). Read more

Can Covid-19 cause new allergic reactions to products?

In recent months there has been anecdotal evidence to suggest that people who have had Covid-19 and have later gone on to have their hair dyed have suffered from allergic reactions to products, including products they have used without any previous reaction. Read more