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A. Harmonisation of diverging safety evaluations of consumer products necessitating an emergency action

CONTEXT

Adoption and application of EU product safety "emergency" measures

ISSUES

Repeated renewal of EU product safety "emergency" measures causes legal uncertainty

Unequal implementation of EU product safety "emergency" measures by Member States distorts the level playing field

ENVISAGED ACTIONS

No measures at EU level

Extension of the period of validity of EU product safety "emergency" measures

Making EU product safety "emergency" measures directly apply to economic operators


B. Harmonisation of diverging safety evaluations of consumer products in non-emergency situations

CONTEXT

Why risk assessment of identical products may differ

ISSUES

Diverging safety evaluations due to differing test results

Persistent differences in the safety aspects of certain consumer products

ENVISAGED ACTIONS

No action at EU level

Possibility of an additional laboratory test

Binding EU-wide measures setting specific safety requirements for certain products


Definitions and/or further information on terms marked in italics can be found in the GLOSSARYpdf

Consultation Paper N°2pdf- Harmonisation of diverging safety evaluations of consumer products



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