Product safety legislation
Products placed on the market in the EU are subject to general safety requirements. These requirements are included in the General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC (GPSD) which aims at ensuring that only safe consumer products are sold in the EU.
Apart from the general provisions, certain categories of products are covered byand .
Following public consultation on the revision of the current GPSD, the Commission proposed a new Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package of legislative and non-legislative measures which is supposed to improve consumer product safety and to strengthen market surveillance of products in the EU.