35 per cent of all admonitions are due to incorrect product labelling

As the Händlerbund recently reported, in May of this year more than 35 percent of all admonitions were due to incorrect product labelling. Advertising claims that suggest a use of the product that is not intended by law or that cannot be substantiated are likewise prohibited. Not only may violations be punished by the market surveillance authorities; they can also provide an advantage over market participants who comply with the relevant legislation. If so, then this is the reason for admonitions under the Unfair Competition Act (UWG).

As the Händlerbund recently reported, in May of this year more than 35 percent of all admonitions were due to incorrect product labelling. Either warnings were missing or unlawful advertising claims were made about the product. EU product legislation defines which warnings must be given depending on the intended use and classification of the product. Advertising claims that suggest a use of the product that is not intended by law or that cannot be substantiated are likewise prohibited. Not only may violations be punished by the market surveillance authorities; they can also provide an advantage over market participants who comply with the relevant legislation. If so, then this is the reason for admonitions under the Unfair Competition Act (UWG).

Economic operators responsible for products, such as importers or fulfilment service providers, should ensure that their products are labelled in conformity with the legislation in force and that product advertising is also coordinated accordingly.

trade-e-bility advises its customers on how to label products correctly and also checks the product presentation and advertising of products in brochures and online shops.

The trade-e-bility consultants will be pleased to assist you. Please call +49/40/750687-300 or send an e-mail to beratung@trade-e-bility.de.