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The Product Safety Act

A total of eleven European single market directives and the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) have been transposed into German law with the Product Safety Act (Produktsicherheitsgesetz, ProdSG), the product safety ordinances (Produktsicherheitsverordnungen, ProdSV) enacted on the basis of section 8 ProdSG, and relevant implementing acts. The ProdSG also contains the kind of regulations which are included in all the directives, such as general definitions (section 1), and regulations regarding notified bodies (sections 3 and 4) and market monitoring (section 6).

The Product Safety Act is further concretised for individual product sectors by the ordinances on the ProdSG and the implementing acts.

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