Getting the Deal Through: Product Recall 2021

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  • Getting the Deal Through: Product Recall 2021
  • Jurisdictions covered
  • Questions

Getting the Deal Through: Product Recall 2021

Jurisdictions covered

The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:

Australia; Denmark; France; Greece; Ireland; Japan; Mexico; South Africa


The set of questions relating to the topic of Product Recall and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:

  1. What are the basic laws governing the safety requirements that products must meet?

  2. What requirements exist for the traceability of products to facilitate recalls?

  3. What penalties may be imposed for non-compliance with these laws?

  4. What requirements are there to notify government authorities (or other bodies) of defects discovered in products, or known incidents of personal injury or property damage?

  5. What criteria apply for determining when a matter requires notification and what are the time limits for notification?

  6. To which authority should notification be sent? Does this vary according to the product in question?

  7. What product information and other data should be provided in the notification to the competent authority?

  8. What obligations are there to provide authorities with updated information about risks, or respond to their enquiries?

  9. What are the penalties for failure to comply with reporting obligations?

  10. Is commercially sensitive information that has been notified to the authorities protected from public

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