Product incorrectly labeled – what are the consequences?

If the party that is responsible for a product notices a labeling error in the product, this has profound consequences for the further marketing of this product. Here, however, the possible options and the resulting consequences within this complex background are often not recognizable. In such cases, the parties concerned should by no means take ad hoc measures, but should first obtain comprehensive information.

Compliance with the legal labeling of products is of great importance for their marketing. After all, this is the most transparent statement regarding the product to the outside world, visible to customers, market surveillance authorities, customs and market participants.

If deficiencies are found here, high losses, fines, penalties or warning fees may be incurred.

The new Market Surveillance Regulation, which will come fully into force as of 17 July 2021, will also extend the product responsibilities to market participants such as fulfillment service providers and thereby improve market surveillance.

If the party that is responsible for a product notices a labeling error in the product, this has profound consequences for the further marketing of this product. Here, however, the possible options and the resulting consequences against this complex background are often impossible to determine.

In such cases, the parties involved should by no means take ad hoc measures, but should first obtain comprehensive information.

trade-e-bility advises affected market participants such as manufacturers, importers or fulfilment service providers, so that they can make the right decisions in such cases. The trade-e-bility consultants will be pleased to assist you. Please call +49/40/750687-300 or send an e-mail message to beratung@trade-e-bility.de.