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Hazardous Substances Act, 1973 (Act No. 15 of 1973)

Group III Hazardous Substances Regulations

7. Provisions relating to a defect and non-compliance with an applicable standard

 

 

1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in these regulations the Director-General may, if he is of the opinion that the use of listed electronic products of a specific model is injurious or may be injurious to the health of any person, by notice given in such manner as in his opinion is best calculated to bring it to the notice of the persons concerned--
a) direct any manufacturer or importer of such model to--
i) stop the manufacture of importation thereof;
ii) request any person to return any number of units of such model which he has in his possession to the manufacturer or importer concerned or to deliver or send such number of units to a person designated by the Director-General;
b) in cases where no specific manufacturer or importer of such model is known to the Director-General, request any person having such model in his possession or custody or under his control to deliver or send any number of units of such model to a person designated by the Director-General.

 

2) The Director-General may by written notice direct any manufacturer or importer of such model who has in his possession any number of units thereof, including any number returned to him in accordance with a direction given under subregulation (1), or any other person to whom any number of such units have been delivered or sent, to deal with or dispose of the said units in such manner as the Director-General may determine.

 

3) No person shall sell, lease or use any listed electronic product which is the subject of a notice given under subregulation (1).