General product safety regulation

At a Glance 27-03-2023

During the second part-session of March 2023, the European Parliament is expected to vote on the political agreement on the proposed regulation on general product safety reached in trilogue negotiations on 28 November 2022. This new regulation will replace the current General Product Safety Directive. It addresses the product safety challenges of emerging technologies, including the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and connected devices, and establishes clear obligations for online marketplaces. The proposal sets out a single set of market surveillance rules for both harmonised and non-harmonised products, also aligning the provisions with the Market Surveillance Regulation. It should improve the effectiveness of product recalls.