Joint Action 2010

The Joint Action 2010 - Five Products was a single action of a joint pan-European market surveillance activities and comprises a number of product-specific components, also addressing a number of horizontal issues. 

Timeline: The implementation period of the project is from 1 January 2011 until 30 April 2013.


The primary objective of the action is to co-ordinate these product-specific activities and to expose their results to the greatest number of Member States national authorities possible.

Threefold Structure

  • The horizontal activities focussed on a number of important issues including:

    • Co-operation with Customs;

    • Outreach to China;

    • International co-operation;

    • Coordination of dissemination and use of results by all Member States;

    • Stakeholder outreach and other communications activities;

    • Follow -up with standards organisations;

    • Co-ordination with EMARS II and other on-going and future Joint Actions;

  • The project management and coordination activities are common to all (or most) of the product-specific activities where PROSAFE wishes to encourage a consistent approach. They will help ensure that adequate attention is being given to issues such as the use of best practices, cooperation with customs, online sales, traceability, and international collaboration including outreach to producer nations such as China and impact environment.

  • The specific-product activities are:

    • Food Imitation Child Appealing Products: The primary objective of the action is to ensure that no food imitation child appealing products are on the EU market.

    • Children's Fancy Dress (chemicals in textiles). The cardinal mission of the activity is to ensure that all toy disguise costumes for children on the EU market are safe.

    • Laser Pointers: The main aim of the action is to guarantee that laser products available for consumers on the EU market are safe, classifed correctly and carry the appropriate warnings and instructions.

    • Ladders: The principal goal is to build knowledge about the market for ladders, the standars applied and to what degree the ladders on the market comply with the standards.

    • Visibility Clothing and Accessories: The paramount purpose of the action is to establish that the visibility clothing and accesories (e.g. visibility tabs) on the EU market comply with the requirements in the European legislation.

The Participants

The Market Surveillance Authorities from twenty-one countries participated within the financial framework of the project: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany - Hessen, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain.

The Final Report of the Joint Action 2010 is available here.