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Hogan Lovells Put the SpotLight on EU Consumer Product Safety

10 July 2014

July 10, 2014 – EU Consumer Product Safety regulations are going through significant changes. To help manufacturers and suppliers cope on a practical level with these reforms, Hogan Lovells and Compliance & Risks have teamed up to deliver free SpotLight email alerts.

Hogan Lovells closely tracks developments to the new EU Consumer Product Safety Regulation and Market Surveillance Regulation, and these regular SpotLight updates will provide information on the implications for product manufacturers and suppliers. Compliance & Risks will deliver the SpotLights via C2P, the Compliance Knowledge Management platform.

Interested parties can sign up to receive regular SpotLight emails covering:
• Scope of the regulations
• The concept of safety
• To whom do the regulations apply?
• Labelling requirements
• Obligations of economic operators
• Standards  
• E-commerce and distance selling  
• Enforcement and obligations of authorities  
• Product liability implications of the regulations

Rod Freeman, partner at Hogan Lovells commented:

"The forthcoming European Consumer Product and Market Surveillance Package represents the most significant reform in consumer product safety regulation in recent times, and will impact directly on businesses throughout the supply chain, across a broad range of product sectors.  We are delighted to team up with Compliance and Risks in launching our SpotLight service, as our international team tracks these developments, analyses the practical implications for businesses, and helps our clients prepare for the changes ahead."

Damien McGovern, chairman, Compliance & Risks commented:

“Hogan Lovells truly understands the real-world consequences that will result from the imminent changes to the EU consumer product safety regime.  We are delighted to partner with such an experienced team to deliver valuable information to companies who realise the importance of proactively managing the impact of regulations on their products.” 

Interested parties are invited to sign up for free at http://www.complianceandrisks.com/hoganlovellsspotlight/.

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About Hogan Lovells
Hogan Lovells International  LLP is an international legal practice that includes Hogan Lovells International LLP, Hogan Lovells US LLP and their affiliated businesses. Hogan Lovells helps corporations, financial institutions, and governmental entities across the spectrum of their critical business and legal issues globally and locally. Hogan Lovells has over 2,500 lawyers operating out of more than 40 offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States.

Hogan Lovells Product Safety practice draws on years of experience in dealing with product safety and compliance issues in over 30 countries around the world. Over the past decade, the team has been involved in many of the world's high-profile product safety and compliance matters acting on behalf of manufacturers, suppliers and other supply-chain operators  from the consumer goods, automotive, electronics, food, aviation, tobacco, and life sciences industries.

About Compliance & Risks
Founded in 2000, Irish-owned Compliance & Risks is one of the most trusted names in compliance knowledge management.  Working across more than 120 countries, we help companies monitor and manage compliance requirements throughout the world via our knowledge management system, C2P, daily alerts, market access and other solutions, enabling them to mitigate risk and focus on growth opportunities.  The company is headquartered in Cork with offices in Brussels, California, London and New York. www.complianceandrisks.com.

About C2P
C2P is a web-based global regulatory tracking and processing tool developed by Compliance & Risks.  It contains more than 20,000 global regulations / Standards and other documents across key policy areas such as WEEE, RoHS, REACH, Conflict Minerals, product safety, toys, textiles, batteries, energy efficiency, labelling, import/export, and packaging.

All topics are updated on a daily basis providing compliance news and alerts, key dates, deadlines, exceptions, and exemptions, along with commentary from regional experts in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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