New EU Product Safety Laws ‘Health’ Definition to Impact Sports & Fitness Products

August 2023

The European Union (EU) finalized new General Product Safety Regulations (GPSR) that are scheduled to go into effect on December 13, 2024. The new laws focus on consumer goods and use a very broad definition of ‘Health’ as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” to determine the safety of products. The new GPSR applies to refurbished & reconditioned products and online sellers of products must register and provide proof of product safety. Platforms selling into the EU market must collect comprehensive seller info and remove unsafe products promptly.

Please find more on the new EU product safety laws here.  Thank you to Legal Task Force member Jochen Schaeffer for preparing this for SFIA.

For more information, please contact Bill Sells, SVP Government Relations & Public Affairs, at [email protected].

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