Example of a product safety project (lighters)

Our firm advised a manufacturer of lighters and the trade association to which it belongs in connection with the adoption of the European Commission Decision 2006/502 on lighters.
This Decision obliges all Member States of the European Union to take measures to ensure that only lighters with child-resistant characteristics are placed on the market and to ban the placing on the market of novelty lighters.
We actively participated in the drafting of Decision 2006/502 as part of the public consultations organized by the European Commission.
We have succeeded in exempting our client’s lighters from the scope of this decision.

    Based in Brussels and Paris, the law firm Laffineur mainly advises companies with regard to the various legal issues that may arise for them at the transnational level. The firm develops expertise in the field of regulatory law for the internal market of the European Union. The Firm also works in international trade law, lobbying, business law, liability law as well as in the field of European, Belgian and French litigation.
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