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7.—(1) Within the limits of his activities, a producer shall provide consumers with the relevant information to enable them—
(a)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
(b)to take precautions against those risks.
(2) The presence of warnings does not exempt any person from compliance with the other requirements of these Regulations.
(3) Within the limits of his activities, a producer shall adopt measures commensurate with the characteristics of the products which he supplies to enable him to—
(a)be informed of the risks which the products might pose, and
(b)take appropriate action including, where necessary to avoid such risks, withdrawal, adequately and effectively warning consumers as to the risks or, as a last resort, recall.
(4) The measures referred to in paragraph (3) include—
(a)except where it is not reasonable to do so, an indication by means of the product or its packaging of—
(i)the name and address of the producer, and
(ii)the product reference or where applicable the batch of products to which it belongs; and
(b)where and to the extent that it is reasonable to do so—
(i)sample testing of marketed products,
(ii)investigating and if necessary keeping a register of complaints concerning the safety of the product, and
(iii)keeping distributors informed of the results of such monitoring where a product presents a risk or may present a risk.
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