Hazardous products on Europe’s shopping shelves continue to pose risks for consumers. The EU needs to ensure high safety levels for consumer products. Improving our market surveillance system is a prerequisite for preventing harm due to dodgy products. Even the strongest product safety rules become meaningless unless authorities make sure they are adhered to and enforced on the ground.
The missing piece in product safety standards is a European accident and injury database, which we at BEUC are calling on the EU to establish.