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Act on making products available on the market
(Product Safety Act)

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Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 435 der Verordnung vom 31.8.2015 (BGBl. I S. 1474)
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Version information: The translation includes the amendment(s) to the Act by Article 435 of the ordination of 31.8.2015 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 1474)
Translations may not be updated at the same time as the German legal provisions displayed on this website. To compare with the current status of the German version, see http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/prodsg_2011/BJNR217900011.html.

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Chapter 1
General Provisions
Article 1Scope
Article 2Definitions
Chapter 2
Prerequisites for making products available on the market and for the exhibition of products
Article 3General requirements for making products available on the market
Article 4Harmonised standards
Article 5Standards and other technical specifications
Article 6Additional requirements for making consumer products available on the market
Article 7CE marking
Article 8Authorisation for the issuing of ordinances
Chapter 3
Regulations governing the authorising authority
Article 9Tasks of the authorising authority
Article 10Requirements relating to the authorising authority
Article 11Powers of the authorising authority
Chapter 4
Notification of conformity assessment bodies
Article 12Applications for notification
Article 13Notification requirements for the conformity assessment body
Article 14Presumption of conformity
Article 15Notification procedure, issuing of an authorisation
Article 16Obligations of the notified body
Article 17Information obligations on the notified body
Article 18Subsidiaries of and subcontracting by a notified body
Article 19Revocation of authorisations issued
Chapter 5
GS mark
Article 20Award of the GS mark
Article 21Obligations of the GS body
Article 22Obligations of the manufacturer and the importer
Article 23GS bodies
Chapter 6
Market surveillance
Article 24Responsibilities and cooperation
Article 25Tasks of the market surveillance authorities
Article 26Market surveillance measures
Article 27Addressees of market surveillance measures
Article 28Access rights and powers
Chapter 7
Information and notification obligations
Article 29Assistance obligation, notification procedure
Article 30The Rapid Exchange of Information System RAPEX
Article 31Publication of information
Chapter 8
Special provisions
Article 32Tasks of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Article 33Product Safety Commission
Chapter 9
Installations subject to mandatory inspection
Article 34Authorisation to issue ordinances
Article 35Powers of the competent authority
Article 36Access rights of the commissioner of the approved inspection body
Article 37Performance of inspections and monitoring, authorisation to issue ordinances
Article 38Supervisory authorities
Chapter 10
Provisions on penalties and regulatory fines
Article 39Provisions on regulatory fines
Article 40Provisions on penalties
Annex
Design of the GS mark