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Product Safety

The Product Safety Act (Produktsicherheitsgesetz, ProdSG)

With the Product Safety Act (ProdSG) and the product safety ordinances (Produktsicherheitsverordnungen, ProdSV) enacted on the basis of § 8 ProdSG, a total of 11 European single market directives and the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) have been implemented into German law. The ProdSG also contains the 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), market monitoring (section 6) as well as information and notification obligations (section 7).

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