Reed Smith Client Alerts

Key takeaways

  • The UK’s new regime governing product security applies to connectable or “smart” products for consumers
  • The new legislation applies to all businesses in the supply chain, including manufacturers, importers and distributors
  • The deadline for compliance is 29 April 2024

The UK’s new legislation addressing the security of consumer connectable products consists of (1) Part 1 of the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Act 2022 (the Act); and (2) the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (Security Requirements for Relevant Connectable Products) Regulations 2023 (the Regulations). The new legislation comes into effect on 29 April 2024.

Who does the legislation apply to?

The Act and Regulations apply to manufacturers, importers and distributors of “smart” or Internet of Things products, namely consumer products that can connect to the internet or other networks and transmit and receive digital data. Certain products are excluded from the scope, including:

  • Certain products made available for supply in Northern Ireland
  • Charge points for electric vehicles