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Intervention instruments of the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA)

The Product safety law (ProdSG) (ProdSG) (only in german) contains a graded set of intervention instruments for the KBA to eliminate hazards caused by defective products , from bicycles to heavy trucks. Most probable are the instruction and supervision of recall actions or of public warnings. The securing and destruction of dangerous products is also possible, however.
Prior to intervention, KBA grants the manufacturer responsible the possibility of appropriate action. The KBA only intervenes when the manufacturer fails to carry out appropriate measures to remove a dangerous product from the market. Recalls are frequently voluntarily carried out by manufacturers.