Office for Product Safety and Standards

The government has accepted the recommendations of the Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety and set out its plans for implementing them, including the establishment of a new Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS).

Priorities for the OPSS will include setting up an incident management capability to respond to national product safety issues and making the government’s product recall web pages more accessible.

The government has also announced that a detailed Code of Practice on product corrective actions (including recalls) will be published in early 2018.

These developments will be of interest to manufacturers and retailers of relevant consumer products, such as white goods, electrical goods, toys, clothes and cosmetics. OPSS webpages.

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