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Product safety requirements when there are no such requirements

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Product safety requirements when there are no such requirements

In IATF clause 4.4.1.2 -- don't understand product safety thing. We make small washers, third tier supplier, nothing to do with product safety. How do I satisfy this need? I am sure others might be in similar situation.
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Strahinja Stojanovic Sep 23, 2017

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The fact is, your product doesn't have to have any safety issues, but still you need to establish product safety process that will ensure that you identified the requirements from product safety and you control product safety characteristics. If there are no product safety characteristics that's fine but still you need to have this process. This requirement does seem to me as an overkill but it cannot be excluded from the QMS unfortunately.

For more information, see: Ensuring product safety according to IATF 16949 https://advisera.com/16949academy/blog/2017/09/20/ensuring-product-safety-according-to-iatf-16949/
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normamurillo Oct 03, 2017
So, if my company doesn't have any product safety, can we decide which product will be considered like product safety into my company?
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Strahinja Stojanovic Oct 05, 2017
Dear Norma,

You need to define process for product safety and apply it to all your products, the product safety cannot be arbitrarily applied to some products and not to others.

Best regards,

Strahinja
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