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Part II of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (CPA 1987) provides regulation making powers for the Secretary of State concerning the safety of specific products. Selling or offering for sale those specific products in breach of any provisions under Part II is an offence.
Section 11(1) provides for the making of 'safety regulations'. These are that:
goods must be safe
unsafe goods must not be made available to persons generally or to particular classes of person, and
appropriate information must be, and inappropriate information must not be, provided
Although a breach of the 'safety regulations' is not an offence itself, section 12 provides for offences where there is a contravention of non-compliance or a failure to provide information in accordance with requirements of the 'safety regulations'. These include where safety regulations:
prohibit a person from supplying or offering or agreeing to supply any goods, or from exposing or possessing any goods for supply—a person shall be guilty of an offence if he contravenes the prohibition
require a person who makes or processes any goods in the course of carrying on a business to carry out a particular test or use a particular procedure in connection with the making or processing of the goods with
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