It’s been a busy time since the first edition of our regular product liability update. The Queen’s Speech heralded new laws for automated vehicles and e-scooters. Elsewhere, the Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS) has published a series of reports on topics ranging from domestic fires through to artificial intelligence. And the effects of Brexit continue to be felt, including through the introduction of the UKCA mark from next year and diverging standards on things like forever chemicals, artificial intelligence and medical devices.

Some highlights from this edition include:

  • A closer look at the Queen’s Speech
  • Recent developments around button batteries and magnets
  • Legislation and restrictions around ‘forever chemicals’ in the UK, US and EU
  • The imminent arrival of Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS)
  • Latest news around e-scooters
  • Food policy updates from the Government and Food Standards Agency

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