Newsletter 15.04.2011

Joint Action Opinion on King Size Lighters (XXL Lighters)

The Joint Action on Lighters has seen a couple of cases where very large lighters have been placed on the market by economic operators. The participating market surveillance authorities have discussed how to treat such lighters, and have ettled on the following opinion.

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Newsletter 17.03.2011

Reinforcement of joint efforts from market surveillance authorities and customs against dangerous cigarette lighters

PROSAFE and the market surveillance authorities in 13 European Member States are together with customs authorities reinforcing their activities against unsafe lighters to further step up action to enforce the lighters decision. It lays down legal requirements for cigarette lighters to be child resistant and puts a ban on novelty lighters.

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Newsletter 14.12.2010

Joint Action on Baby walkers finished, but safety awareness needs to be increased!

Market Surveillance Authorities around Europe were busy this year carrying out a joint action on baby walkers found on the European market. These articles of child care were one of the joint actions undertaken by Prosafe and co-funded by the various member states participating as well as the European Commission. Twelve member states participated during this joint action on market surveillance which had a time span of 13 months.

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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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