Product safety

Monday, 26. January 2015

The annual report for ECC-Iceland 2014 has been issued, but ECC-Iceland assists consumers having disputes with traders from other countries within the EEA. This means that consumers can seek assistance when having problems regarding on-line purchases or transactions made while on holiday in another EEA-country.

Thursday, 11. July 2013

 Press Release from the Commission: From today new EU Rules are combating misleading information and putting safer cosmetics on EU shelves

Monday, 14. June 2010

Citizens nowadays are more demanding than ever with their food. They want high-quality and tasty food and expect safe food that also meets their ethical values. For years traceability has been working to ensure that these various consumer needs are met.


Wednesday, 14. April 2010

 Market Surveillance authorities in thirteen EU member states participated in a joint action on toy safety. The main objectives were to:

-         ensure that toys of children under 3 years of age placed on the EU market are safe with respect to small parts and heavy metals;

Thursday, 18. February 2010

In a joint market surveillance project in 10 EU Member States in 2008-2009, over 500 sunbeds were inspected at over 300 locations. The main problems found were the following:

Wednesday, 30. September 2009

The EU has acted to limit health risks from exposure to noise from personal music players. In the future personal music players will be made in a way that volume levels do not exceed a specific noise-level. The volume that is automatically set in these players is not enough to damage hearing.