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Product Safety Legislation by Sector

Market Surveillance Authorities (MSA) have responsibility for different sectors of the economy.

General Product Safety

Legislation: Directive 2001/95/EC as transposed by SI No 199 of 2004.

MSA responsible:  CCPC

Further information

Sean Smith
Consumer Policy Section
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Earlsfort Centre
Lower Hatch Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 2625
Email: sean.smith@enterprise.gov.ie

Electrical Equipment

Legislation: Low Voltage Directives, 73/23/EEC, 93/68/EEC and 2014/35/EU, as transposed by SI No 428 of 1992, SI No 307 of 1994 and SI No 345 of 2016, provide for safety standards for electrical equipment of a voltage between 50 and 1000 volts for alternating current and between 75 and 1500 volts for direct current.

MSA responsible: The CCPC is responsible for sample checking for conformity, notification of contravention and recovery from the market.

Further information

Sean Smith
Consumer Policy Section
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Earlsfort Centre
Lower Hatch Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 2625
Email: sean.smith@enterprise.gov.ie

Flammability

Legislation:

MSA responsible: CCPC

Further information

Sean Smith
Consumer Policy Section
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Earlsfort Centre
Lower Hatch Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 2625
Email: sean.smith@enterprise.gov.ie

Gas Appliances

Legislation: Regulation (EU) 2016/426 as transposed by as transposed by SI No 126 of 2018.

MSA responsible: CCPC and Health and Safety Authority (HSA)

Further information

Sean Smith
Consumer Policy Section
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Earlsfort Centre
Lower Hatch Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 2625
Email: sean.smith@enterprise.gov.ie

Labelling of Footwear

Legislation: Directive 94/11/EC as transposed by SI No 63 of 1996.

MSA responsible: CCPC

Further information

Aedín Doyle
Consumer Policy Section
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Earlsfort Centre
Lower Hatch Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 2652
Email:  aedin.doyle@enterprise.gov.ie

Labelling of Textile Products

Legislation:Regulation (EU) No 1007/2011 as transposed by SI No 142 of 2012.

MSA responsible: CCPC

Further information

Aedín Doyle
Consumer Policy Section
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Earlsfort Centre
Lower Hatch Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 2652
Email: aedin.doyle@enterprise.gov.ie

Liability for Defective Products

Legislation: Directive 1999/34/EC as transposed by SI No 401 of 2000.

MSA responsible: None. The injured party may take action through the courts under the Liability for Defective Products Act, 1991.

Further information

Sean Smith
Consumer Policy Section
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Earlsfort Centre
Lower Hatch Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 2625
Email: sean.smith@enterprise.gov.ie

Lifts

Legislation:Directive 95/16/EC as transposed by SI No 246 of 1998.

MSA responsible: HSA

Further information

Frank Mooney
Safety, Health and Chemicals Policy Unit
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Davitt House
Adelaide Road
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 3300
Email: frank.mooney@enterprise.gov.ie

Machinery

Legislation: Directive 2006/42/EC as transposed by SI No 407 of 2008 for machinery. Directive 2009/127/EC as transposed by SI No 310 of 2011 dealing with specific rules for machinery for pesticide application.

MSA responsible: HSA

Further information

Frank Mooney
Safety, Health and Chemicals Policy Unit
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Davitt House
Adelaide Road
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 3300
Email: frank.mooney@enterprise.gov.ie

Noise and Outdoor Equipment

Legislation: Directives 2000/14/EC and 2005/88/EC as transposed by SI No 632 of 2001 and SI No 241 of 2006.

MSA responsible: None nominated to date.

Further Information

Sean Smith
Consumer Policy Section
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Earlsfort Centre
Lower Hatch Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 2625
Email: sean.smith@enterprise.gov.ie

Packaging/Labelling of Dangerous Substances

Legislation: Directive 2000/33/EEC as transposed by SI No 393 of 2000.

MSA responsible: HSA

Further Information

Frank Mooney
Safety, Health and Chemicals Policy Unit
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Davitt House
Adelaide Road
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 3300
Email: frank.mooney@enterprise.gov.ie

Personal Protective Equipment

Legislation: Regulation (EU) 2016/425 as transposed by SI No 136 of 2018.

MSA responsible: HSA and CCPC

Further information

Frank Mooney
Safety, Health and Chemicals Policy Unit
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Davitt House
Adelaide Road
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 3300
Email: frank.mooney@enterprise.gov.ie

Pressure Equipment

Legislation: Directive 97/23/EC as transposed by SI No 400 of 1999.

MSA responsible: HSA

Further information

Frank Mooney
Safety, Health and Chemicals Policy Unit
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Davitt House
Adelaide Road
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 3300
Email: frank.mooney@enterprise.gov.ie

Pressure Vessels

Legislation: Directive 84/527/EEC as transposed by SI No 59 of 1989.

MSA responsible: HSA

Further information

Frank Mooney
Safety, Health and Chemicals Policy Unit
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Davitt House
Adelaide Road
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 3300
Email: frank.mooney@enterprise.gov.ie

Simple Pressure Vessels

Legislation: Directives 87/404/EEC and 2014/29/EU as transposed by SI No 33 of 1996 and SI No 227 of 2016.

MSA responsible: HSA

Further information

Sean Smith
Consumer Policy Section
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Earlsfort Centre
Lower Hatch Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 2625
Email: sean.smith@enterprise.gov.ie

Toy Safety

Legislation: Directive 2009/48/EC as transposed by SI No 14 of 2011 and SI No 644 of 2016.

MSA responsible:  CCPC

Further information

Sean Smith
Consumer Policy Section
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Earlsfort Centre
Lower Hatch Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 2625
Email: sean.smith@enterprise.gov.ie