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Product Safety Sectors

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 Business, Enterprise and Innovation
Earlsfort Centre
Lower Hatch Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 2625
Email: sean.smith@dbei.gov.ie

Electrical Equipment

Legislation: Low Voltage Directives, 73/23/EEC, 93/68/EEC and 2014/35/EU as transposed by SIs 428 of 1992, 307 of 1994 and 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:  NSAI for safety provisions of the standard/technical specification and CCPC for sample checking for conformity, notification of contravention and recovery from the market.

Further information:

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

Flammability

Legislation:

MSA responsible: CCPC

Further information:

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

Gas Appliances

Legislation: Directive 90/396/EEC as transposed by SI Nos 101 of 1992 and 150 of 1995.

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

Further information:

Sean Smith
Consumer Policy Section
Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation
Earlsfort Centre
Lower Hatch Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 2625
Email: sean.smith@dbei.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 Business, Enterprise and Innovation
Earlsfort Centre
Lower Hatch Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 2652
Email:  aedin.doyle@dbei.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 Business, Enterprise and Innovation
Earlsfort Centre
Lower Hatch Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 2652
Email: aedin.doyle@dbei.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 Business, Enterprise and Innovation
Earlsfort Centre
Lower Hatch Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 2625
Email: sean.smith@dbei.gov.ie

Lifts

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

MSA responsible: NSAI and HSA

Further information:

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

Noise and Outdoor Equipment

Legislation: Directives 2000/14/EC and 2005/88/EC as transposed by SI Nos 632 of 2001 and 241 of 2006.

MSA responsible: None nominated to date.

Further Information

Sean Smith
Consumer Policy Section
Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation
Earlsfort Centre
Lower Hatch Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 2625
Email: sean.smith@dbei.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 Business, Enterprise & Innovation
Davitt House
Adelaide Road
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 631 3300
Email: frank.mooney@dbei.gov.ie

Personal Protective Equipment

Legislation: Directive 89/686/EEC as transposed by SI No 272 of 1993.

MSA responsible: HSA and CCPC

Further information:

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

Pressure Vessels

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

MSA responsible: NSAI

Further information:

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

Simple Pressure Vessels

Legislation: Directives 87/404/EEC and 2014/29/EU as transposed by SI Nos 33 of 1996 and 227 of 2016.

MSA responsible: NSAI

Further information:

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

Toy Safety

Legislation: Directive 2009/48/EC as transposed by SI Nos 14 of 2011 and 644 of 2016.

MSA responsible:  CCPC

Further information:

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