Newsletter 25.10.2010

EU Member States Take Action - The Joint Action on leisure helmets

Recent skiing accidents have drawn the attention of Market Surveillance Authorities to the broader question of wearing helmets. PROSAFE has brought together eleven EU Member States and relevant stakeholders, in order to run a Joint Market Surveillance Action on helmets. The Joint Action formally started in December 2009 and ended in November 2010. The project was co-funded by the European Union.

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Newsletter 31.05.2010

Information Video on Unsafe Cords and Drawstrings in Children’s Clothing

A recently finished joint action undertaken by PROSAFE and 11 Member States showed that children’s clothes with noncompliant cords and drawstrings are still too common on the European market. Therefore a video has been produced to inform manufacturers, importers, designers, retailers and parents about unsafe ords and drawstrings on children’s clothes.

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Newsletter 01.05.2010

Market Surveillance Activities against Dangerous Cigarette Lighters Continue

In December 2009, PROSAFE and market surveillance authorities in 13 European Member States presented the results of a successful crossborder surveillance action to improve the safety of cigarette lighters. Almost 1.300 lighter models were removed from the European market during the action. 

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Newsletter 15.04.2010

Joint Market Surveillance Action on Toys

During 2009, a number of market surveillance authorities from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Slovak Republic and the Netherlands participated in a special joint market surveillance activity focusing primarily on toys for children under 3 years of age. Over 1.400 economic operators were inspected in all. Additionally, Cyprus and Turkey actively participated in this Joint Action outside the financial scheme.

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Newsletter 09.12.2009

Sunbeds & Solarium Services

Since September 2008, 10 market surveillance authorities from 10 European Union Member States have participated in a cross border action to enforce the safety requirements for sunbeds and sunbed services. During the action, which will end December 2009, tanning salons and similar facilities were inspected, as well as the sunbeds offered there for use to the general public. The joint action on sunbeds was co-funded by the European Commission.

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Newsletter 30.11.2009

Joint Action on Non Child-resistant Lighters and Novelty Lighters Ends

Since September 2007 market surveillance authorities in 13 European Member States have been busy running a joint action on non child-resistant lighters and novelty lighters with the endeavour of enforcing the safety requirements for lighters. More than 600 lighter models have been removed from the European market since the beginning of the joint action. PROSAFE now wants to follow-up the action to ensure that lighters comply with the safety requirements.

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Newsletter 30.11.2009

EU Member States Take Action against Dangerous Cords and Drawstrings on Children’s Clothing

Long cords and drawstrings on children’s clothing present a serious risk to children. Therefore market surveillance authorities from 11 Member States have run a joint action to decrease the exposure of children to these risks by removing dangerous clothes from the market. Measures have been taken against more than 1.400 garments so far.

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Newsletter 11.03.2009

First Anniversary for the ban of non-child-resistant lighters and novelty lighters

Market surveillance authorities in the European Member States are busy increasing the safety of the consumer. Preliminary results show that more than 600 lighter models have been removed from the European market celebrating a 1st year anniversary of the ban against nonchild-resistant lighters and novelty lighters.

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