The European Commission adopted a new package of legislative and non-legislative measures to improve consumer product safety and to strengthen market surveillance of products in the EU on 13 February 2013. The legislative proposals are currently being discussed by the European Parliament and the Council. It is expected that the new legislation will come into effect in 2015.
The package consists of a regulation on market surveillance and a regulation on consumer product safety. The latter will replace Directive 2001/96/EC on General Product Safety.
CECE welcomes the “Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package”. The European construction equipment industry share the Commission’s view that market surveillance is key to ensuring consumer and user safety, protection of the environment and fair competition in the Single Market.
Also see the Industry's Support Platform for Market Surveillance.