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Consumer Safety Act 1978

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Safety regulations in respect of goods

  3. 2.Offences against the safety regulations

  4. 3.Orders and notices to prohibit supply of goods or give warning of danger from goods

  5. 4.Power to obtain information

  6. 5.Enforcement

  7. 6.Civil liability

  8. 7.Supplemental

  9. 8.Expenses etc and reports

  10. 9.Interpretation

  11. 10.Repeals and transitional provisions

  12. 11.Application to Northern Ireland

  13. 12.Short title and commencement

    1. Schedule 1

      Prohibition Orders, Prohibition Notices And Notices To Warn

      1. Part I Prohibition Orders

        1. 1.If the Secretary of State proposes to make a prohibition...

        2. 2.The effect of an order must not be more restrictive,...

        3. 3.Without prejudice to the power to make a further order...

        4. 4.An order may revoke a previous order or may vary...

        5. 5.Paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Schedule shall not apply...

      2. Part II Prohibition Notices

        1. Preliminary

          1. 6.In this Part of this Schedule— " notice " means...

          2. 7.A notice must specify the date on which it comes...

        2. General procedure

          1. 8.If the Secretary of State proposes to serve a notice...

          2. 9.Subject to paragraph 14 of this Schedule, the Secretary of...

          3. 10.Where, in consequence of the service on the trader of...

          4. 11.The person appointed in pursuance of the preceding paragraph to...

          5. 12.If at any time after the Secretary of State has...

          6. 13.Where a notification is served on the trader in respect...

        3. Special procedure

          1. 14.Paragraphs 8 to 13 of this Schedule shall not apply...

          2. 15.A notice in respect of any goods must—

          3. 16.If representations in writing about a notice are made by...

          4. 17.The person appointed in pursuance of the preceding paragraph to...

          5. 18.Where the Secretary of State has appointed a person in...

        4. Other representations

          1. 19.If at any time the trader on whom a notice...

          2. 20.The person appointed in pursuance of the preceding paragraph to...

        5. Miscellaneous

          1. 21.The Secretary of State may revoke or vary a notice...

          2. 22.It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State...

          3. 23.Where the Secretary of State has appointed a time in...

          4. 24.If a person discloses a secret manufacturing process or a...

          5. 25.A person shall not be guilty of an offence under...

      3. Part III Notices to warn

        1. 26.If the Secretary of State proposes to serve on a...

        2. 27.Paragraphs 9 to 13, 21 and 23 to 25 of...

    2. Schedule 2

      Enforcement

      1. Preliminary

        1. 1.In this Schedule—" enforcement authority" means the Secretary of State,...

        2. 2.An enforcement authority shall have power to purchase goods, and...

      2. Powers to enter premises and to inspect and seize goods

        1. 3.An officer of an enforcement authority may, at all reasonable...

        2. 4.An officer seizing any goods or documents in the exercise...

        3. 5.If a justice of the peace on sworn information in...

        4. 6.An officer entering any premises by virtue of this Schedule...

        5. 7.If any person discloses to any person—

        6. 8.If any person who is not an officer of an...

        7. 9.Nothing in this Schedule shall be taken to compel the...

      3. Obstruction

        1. 10.Any person who— (a) wilfully obstructs an officer of an...

        2. 11.If any person, in giving any such information as is...

        3. 12.Nothing in this Schedule shall be construed as requiring a...

      4. Tests

        1. 13.Where any goods seized or purchased by an officer in...

        2. 14.The Secretary of State may by regulations provide that any...

      5. Compensation

        1. 15.Where, in the exercise of his powers under this Schedule,...

        2. 16.Any disputed question as to the right to or the...

    3. Schedule 3

      Repeals

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