General Product Safety Directive – A new report published and a public consultation opened

The European Commission has just published a report on the implementation of Directive 2001/95/EC on general product safety.

This report was drawn up pursuant to Article 19(2) of the Directive and includes information on:

- the safety of consumer products, in particular on improved product traceability;

- the functioning of market surveillance and RAPEX;

- standardisation;

- the measures taken on the basis of Article 13 of the Directive.

The geographical scope of this report covers all EU Member States as well as European Economic Area (EEA) countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. It covers the period 2013-2018 and, where available, data from 2019 and 2020 as well.

At the same time, the European Commission has opened a new public consultation on the review of the general products safety Directive. The deadline for comments is 27 August 2021.