National Standards Authority of Ireland Act, 1996

Regulations for promoting safe use of commodities and safe practices.

28.—(1) For the purpose of promoting the safe use by the public of a commodity intended for sale to the public and for promoting safe practices the Minister may by regulations prohibit the manufacture, assembly, storage, supply, offer to supply or the exhibiting of commodities or the exercise of certain practices, unless such commodities or practices comply with the Irish Standard Specification for that commodity or practice published under the seal of the Authority, in accordance with this Act, or with the standard of another Member State which is equivalent to the Irish Standard Specification declared under this Act, or with a specification or condition set down by the Minister.

(2) Every person who contravenes regulations made by the Minister under subsection (1) shall, subject to section 30 (3), be guilty of an offence.

(3) Every regulation made by the Minister under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and if either House, within the next twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the regulation is so laid, passes a resolution annulling the regulation it shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.

(4) Orders made under section 44 of the Act of 1961 which were in force immediately before the commencement of this section shall continue in force and shall be deemed to be regulations under this section.