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Brexit: As of exit day (11pm on 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 Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources and Brexit toolkit.
STOP PRESS: In 2018, the UK government launched a new national oversight body, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), which aims to ‘identify consumer risks and manage responses to large-scale product recalls and repairs’. The role of OPSS is to provide services that are difficult to co-ordinate at local authority level. This development is in some ways a game-changer. The OPSS is expected to give rise to a more targeted and perhaps more pre-emptive approach. In March 2018, the OPSS published a code of practice on how a business can monitor the safety of products and plan for a recall, and how Market Surveillance Authorities such as local authority trading standards can support businesses in monitoring incidents and their implementation of corrective action. For further information, see News Analysis: Strengthening the UK’s product safety regime and LNB News 07/03/2018 125. This Practice Note is currently being updated to reflect these developments.
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