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Floating Leisure Articles Legislation 

Floating Leisure Articles placed on the market within the European Union are covered under the general product safety Directive, 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council. The Directive addresses the risks associated with the product design of floating leisure articles for use in and on the water such as entanglement, buoyancy, capsizing, and other issues that could result in drowning or near-drowning accidents.

A number of European and UK design and construction standards have now been harmonised to this directive.

For more information on the rules and regulations Join British Marine