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European Regulation of Consumer Product Safety$
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Christopher Hodges

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199282555

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282555.001.0001

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Conclusions on Safety Mechanisms

Conclusions on Safety Mechanisms

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(p.198) 15 Conclusions on Safety Mechanisms
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European Regulation of Consumer Product Safety
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Christopher Hodges

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282555.003.0015

The chapters of Part two have critically analysed the various mechanisms included in the sectoral and horizontal legislation that contribute to the achievement of the safety in the use of products. Various gaps and inconsistencies have been found in the mechanisms that are adopted in the various individual regimes, but this is not surprising given that the sectoral regimes, with the exception of the New Approach family, have developed independently and at different times. It can be seen that each individual mechanism is intended to contribute to product safety, and is likely to do so. The extent of such contribution, however, could only be measured empirically. Although the comparisons carried out in the above analysis have inevitably led to conclusions that some product regimes contain greater controls than others, it does not necessarily follow that every system should be identical or should comprise a complete range of regulatory mechanisms.

Keywords:   legislation, sectoral regimes, New Approach, product safety, regulatory mechanisms

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