Protecting European consumers: toys and cars on top of the list of dangerous products

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission released its 2018 report on the Safety Gate for dangerous products, the former Rapid Alert System. The report shows that authorities exchanged 2,257 alerts on dangerous products. Toys’ belonged to the most notified product category (31%), followed by ‘motor vehicles’ […]

New rules to help consumers join forces to seek compensation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Rules allowing groups of consumers harmed by illegal practices to launch collective actions and seek compensation were confirmed by plenary on Tuesday. Currently, only 19 member states provide some form of legal remedy to victims of mass harm and proceedings can often be lengthy […]

Food safety: Enhancing consumer trust in EU risk assessment and authorisation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Draft rules to ensure the EU risk assessment procedure for food safety is more transparent and independent were informally agreed with the Romanian Presidency. The new rules, agreed on Monday night, aim to improve transparency in risk assessment and ensure that studies submitted by […]

First EU collective redress mechanism to protect consumers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Rules allowing groups of consumers harmed by illegal practices to launch collective actions and seek compensation were approved by Legal Affairs Committee. Currently, only 19 member states provide some form of legal remedy to victims of mass harm and proceedings can often be lengthy […]