General Product Safety Regulations 2005
General Product Safety Regulations 2005

The following Corporate Crime practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • General Product Safety Regulations 2005
  • General Product Safety Regulations 2005
  • Relationship with other regulations
  • GPSR criminal offences
  • Meaning of 'product'
  • Meaning of 'supply'
  • Meaning of 'safe product'
  • Enforcement of breaches of the General Product Safety Regulations 2005

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for corporate crime?

BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—introduction to the Withdrawal Agreement. Specifically in relation to this Practice Note, the Product Safety and Metrology etc (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations, SI 2019/696 amends the General Product Safety Regulations 2005, SI 2005/1803 by removing EU references such as to the European Commission, the EEA and Member States. It will also create a national database on market surveillance, to replace the one currently used at the EU level. Although originally passed as ‘no deal’ legislation, this SI remains relevant should the UK fail to

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