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The General Product Safety Regulations 1994

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8.—(1) Within the limits of his activity, a producer shall—

(a)provide consumers with the relevant information to enable them to assess the risks inherent in a product throughout the normal or reasonably foreseeable period of its use, where such risks are not immediately obvious without adequate warnings, and to take precautions against those risks; and

(b)adopt measures commensurate with the characteristics of the products which he supplies, to enable him to be informed of the risks which these products might present and to take appropriate action, including, if necessary, withdrawing the product in question from the market to avoid those risks.

(2) The measures referred to in sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph (1) above may include, whenever appropriate—

(i)marking of the products or product batches in such a way that they can be identified;

(ii)sample testing of marketed products;

(iii)investigating complaints; and

(iv)keeping distributors informed of such monitoring.

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