SGS Publishes Overview of Latest Development with the EU General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR)

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS to help stakeholders understand the latest development in the progression of the European Union (EU) General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR) towards adoption.

On November 29, 2022, the European Parliament and Council provisionally agreed to adopt the GPSR. A final adoption is expected in March 2023 and, once adopted, the GPSR will come into force 18 months later.

GPSR will transform the current General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) into a regulation. The GPSD (2001/95/EC) has been in force for over 20 years but is no longer sufficient to protect consumers in today’s digital environment.

SGS has published SafeGuardS 141.22 to give stakeholders an overview of the development of GPSR. It contains a breakdown of the main provisions in the GPSR, including details of the requirements relating to e-commerce, responsible persons, recalls and technical documentation.

For more information, stakeholders are advised to look at SGS’s original SafeGuardS 141.22.

SGS Consumer Product Services
SGS provides news about the development of regulations affecting consumer products as a complimentary service. With an unrivalled global network of laboratories, they offer physical/mechanical testing, analytical testing and consultancy work for technical and non-technical parameters applicable to a comprehensive range of consumer products. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Consumer Product Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full European Parliament and Council provisionally agree General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR) SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Sanda Stefanovic
Connectivity & Products
Business Development
Tel: +31 (0)6 5154 2190
LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

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