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The General Product Safety Regulations 2005

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8.  (1)  A distributor shall act with due care in order to help ensure compliance with the applicable safety requirements and in particular he—

(a)shall not expose or possess for supply or offer or agree to supply, or supply, a product to any person which he knows or should have presumed, on the basis of the information in his possession and as a professional, is a dangerous product; and

(b)shall, within the limits of his activities, participate in monitoring the safety of a product placed on the market, in particular by—

(i)passing on information on the risks posed by the product,

(ii)keeping the documentation necessary for tracing the origin of the product,

(iii)producing the documentation necessary for tracing the origin of the product, and cooperating in action taken by a producer or an enforcement authority to avoid the risks.

(2) Within the limits of his activities, a distributor shall take measures enabling him to cooperate efficiently in the action referred to in paragraph (1)(b)(iii).

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