The European Commission has launched a public consultation as part of its evaluation of Directive 85/374/EEC on the liability for defective products. There are three separate on-line questionnaires aimed at producers, consumers and public authorities. The closing date is 26 April 2017.
The main driver for the review is to assess whether new technology, in particular interconnectivity, is adequately addressed in the legislation.
There have been regular reports to the European Council and Parliament on how the legislation is working but it has not been formally reviewed as there has been no suggestion that its provisions were not working well.
The UK transposed the Directive via the Consumer Protection Act 1987, though that Act also contained other provisions, including references to safety and misleading prices.