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Product Safety

The Product Safety Act (ProdSG)

With the Product Safety Act (ProdSG) and the product safety ordinances (ProdSV) enacted on the basis of § 8 ProdSG, some 11 European single market directives and the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) have been implemented in German law. The ProdSG also includes the regulations which are also included in all the directives, such as general definitions (section 1), regulations regarding the notified bodies (sections 3 and 4), regarding the market monitoring (section 6) and regarding the information and notification obligations (section 7).

The Product Safety Act is further determined for individual product sectors by the ordinances regarding the ProdSG.