Thursday, 6 June 2013

Safety measures

After the adoption of new rules regarding safety of pyrotechnic articles (Fireworks control), the European Parliament has reached agreement with the Council on other product safety directives (concerning, as we have mentioned previously: non-automatic weighing instruments, measuring instruments, simple pressure vessels, lifts, explosives for civil uses, electrical equipments, equipments intended for use in explosive atmospheres and apparatus with electromagnetic compatibility requirements. The safety of such products should raise partially due to better mandated disclosure rules - since producers would need to simplify labels and instructions coming with these products, as well as inform their clients not only on their postal but also online address for any contact. Even the language used in these disclosures is supposed to be 'easily understood' (what exactly this would mean - remains to be seen). These provisions still need to be formally adopted. (Internal Market MEPs strike a deal on a set of Product directives)

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