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Product law bulletin – December 2023

Published on 07 December 2023

Welcome to the latest edition of our product law bulletin, this month we focus on:

EU CE marking recognition extended indefinitely

On 1 August 2023, the Department for Business and Trade announced an indefinite extension to the use of CE marking for businesses. Read more

Best Practice for food allergen labelling published by FSA

There are around 2 million people living in the UK with a diagnosed food allergy and these allergies are the most common cause of life-threatening anaphylaxis in the UK. Read more

Consultation on non-surgical cosmetic procedures

Following a substantial increase in the number of non-surgical procedures (such as Botox, dermal fillers and other such 'tweakments') being carried out, concerns continue to grow over the safety and regulation of such treatments. Read more

UK Product Safety Review Consultation

Following a call for Evidence in March 2021 the Office for Product Safety and Standards ('OPSS') have now developed the following 5 proposals. Read more. Read more

EU Product Liability Directive

In September 2022, the European Commission published its proposal for a directive on liability of defective products with the aim of revising the existing Product Liability Directive ("PLD") that was adopted in 1985, nearly 40 years ago. Read more

New regulations on batteries

Earlier this year the UK Government issued a call for evidence on the scope of UK Battery Strategy with consultation ending on 28 September 2023, with a view to publishing a full UK Battery Strategy over the following months. Read more

Developments in e-scooter and e-bike battery safety discussion

In the fast-evolving landscape of personal transportation, e-bikes and e-scooters have captured the imagination of many in the UK. Read more