DTI product safety legislation solves nothing - survey
Dec 13, 2004 Comments (0)
The survey, conducted using the firms online Law-Now service, highlights that a worrying one-third of all manufacturers and distributors do not have a product recall procedure in place to execute a Perrier-type withdrawal.
Mark Tyler, who heads the product safety team at CMS Cameron McKenna explains that this situation is far from ideal: "An immediate outcome of being unprepared for product recalls is that they could face prosecutions if they are not ready when the provisions become law. While the draft regulations will clarify the position, at the upper end, this may well mean serious product safety offences will for the first time come before Crown Courts capable of imposing large fines.