Product safety legislation

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is the market surveillance authority and the competent authority in Ireland for safety of non-food consumer products covered by certain EU Directives and EU Regulations. These EU Directives and EU Regulations have been transposed into Irish law by way of Irish Statutory Instruments.

It is the market surveillance authority for harmonised product safety legislation applicable to toys, low voltage equipment, personal protective equipment for consumer use, and appliances burning gaseous fuels for consumer use. It is also the competent authority for consumer products within the scope of the general product safety regime.  The CCPC is also a market surveillance authority for the purposes of EU Regulation No. 765/2008.

Product Type Irish Regulations EU Legislation
General  Product European Communities (General Product Safety) Regulations 2004 [S.I. No. 199/2004] Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 December 2001 on general product safety
Product Type Harmonised Product Safety Legislation
Toys European Communities (Safety of Toys) Regulations 2011 [S.I. No. 14/2011]

As amended by

European Communities (Safety of Toys) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 [S.I. No. 13/2013]

Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 on the safety of toys
Low Voltage European Union (Low Voltage Electrical Equipment) Regulations 2016 [S.I. No. 345/2016] Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits
Personal Protective Equipment for consumer use European Union (Personal Protective Equipment) Regulations 2018 [S.I. No. 136/2018] Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC
Appliances Burning Gaseous Fuels for consumer use European Union (Appliances Burning Gaseous Fuels) Regulations 2018 [S.I. No. 126/2018] Regulation (EU) 2016/426 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on appliances burning gaseous fuels and repealing Directive 2009/142/EC

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