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Product Safety

UV Protective Clothing in the EU since April 21, 2019 classed as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that needs to be CE marked

It’s always summer somewhere in the world and the growing demand for ultraviolet (UV) protection garments has created a market that can be exploited throughout the year. How can manufacturers ensure their products are safe and compliant with regional requirements? Public awareness of the dangers of excessive exposure to the sun has resulted in some […]

Sunglasses With No UV Protection Among Products Stopped by Irish Consumer Watchdog

42 consignments totalling more than 33,000 products were prevented from entering the Irish market last year. More than 33,000 products, including toys and sunglasses, were prevented from entering the Irish market last year amid safety concerns, the consumer watchdog has said. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), working with the Revenue’s Customs Service, examined […]

RAPEX 2018 Annual Report – 2,257 Dangerous Product Alerts and 4,050 Follow-up Actions

The European Commission’s 2018 RAPEX Annual Report shows a stabilization in the number of dangerous product reports and follow-up actions for national authorities. The European Commission (EC) has released its 2018 RAPEX annual report. The EC’s 2018 RAPEX Annual Report notes stabilization in the number of notifications and member state follow-up actions. However, market surveillance […]

The old PPE Directive has been replaced by Regulation (EU) 2016/425 on PPE

The main changes to be aware of The old PPE Directive has been replaced by Regulation (EU) 2016/425 on PPE since April 2018 A number of types of protection has moved from category II (intermediate) to category III (complex) such as hearing protection and life jackets There is now a requirement for manufacturers to supply […]

EU updates harmonised Toy Safety Standards

Five new standards for presumption of conformity with the Toy Safety Directive, and amendments to two entries in the standard for finger paints, have become effective on February 28, 2019. These new standards will completely supersede their corresponding standards. EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018 Safety of toys – Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties EN 71-3:2013+A3:2018 Safety of […]

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