Products that circulate on the European market must be safe to use. Consumer groups continuously urge the EU to keep its safety laws up to date and ready to address the latest innovations. But even the strongest laws will be meaningless unless authorities enforce them in practice. A major role lies with EU Member States to dedicate enough resources, time and energy to do so.
There’s a current trend of unsafe products entering people’s homes through online shops. These include smoke alarms, slime toys and USB chargers. As this is a global market surveillance problem, we also recommend authorities to work better together across borders.