The GPSD applies in a complementary way to products covered by product safety rules specific to their sector. A list of the sector specific legislation can be found in the “Pink Book” made by the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry. From a consumer point of view, the most important pieces of legislation are for cosmetics, toys, chemicals, personal protective equipment, pharmaceuticals, machinery and recreational craft. For any product that is not covered by a specific piece of legislation, the GPSD will apply by default.

in General Product Safety Directive