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Product Safety – Managing the Risks

November 25, 2021 • Webinar

Starts: 12:00 PM (CET)
Ends: 2:00 PM (CET)

For any company marketing a product, managing the risks associated with defective or non-compliant products is a key part of the process, both prior to and during commercialization. In particular, you will first need to determine which regulatory framework applies by mapping out the context in which the product is to be made available. Then, once the product has been placed on the market, you will need to know how to handle the various issues that could arise in relation to safety or regulatory non-compliance. 

During this webinar, we will give you a brief overview of the EU safety regulatory framework for consumer and non-consumer (non-food) products and take a look at recent initiatives, including proposed legislation intended to replace the General Product Safety Directive, and the new authorized representative requirement. We will consider the workings of REACH, the Biocidal Product Regulation (which has become all the more relevant since the COVID-19 pandemic), and the specific regulation of medical devices. 

In addition, we will take a practical look at how you can limit your liability under Belgian law should your product be defective and cause damage. In particular, we will consider product liability, and contractual and hidden defects liability. We will also discuss notifications and recalls. 

Contact: Danica Schiefer (

Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Jurgen Figys
Senior Counsel – Brussels
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Eric Montens
Senior Counsel – Brussels
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