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ANEC Brochure: What we do for you
Few people are interested in technical standardisation and even fewer have heard of ANEC. Yet, although standardisation may not seem at all sexy at first ...
Window covering cords can KILL
The OECD Global Awareness Campaign on Window Covering Cord Safety runs from 23 to 30 June. ANEC joins OECD in wanting to ensure parents are aware of the risks ...
Consumers wrong-footed on environmental footprint
ANEC has published a detailed critique of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as a measure of environmental impacts: "Environmental assessment goes astray. A critique ...
Belt up! i-Size ready for take-off!
On 9 July 2013, the new child restraint regulation came into force. Manufacturers are now able to have Child-Restraint Systems (CRS) meeting the new i-Size ...
The Internet of Things: A brave new world for consumers?
Four global and European consumer organisations today presented their recommendations to make consumer rights, privacy and security core features of the ...
ANEC 21: celebrating 21 successful years of making a difference for consumers
Since its creation in 1995, ANEC has represented consumers' interests in standardisation, complementing the contributions of business, in order to ensure ...
Standards for playground surfaces should better reflect the balance between play and protection against falls
Falls from playground equipment were the focus of an international conference hosted yesterday by TÜV AUSTRIA, a third party inspection, testing & ...
Car seats become more consumer-friendly
ANEC welcomes adoption of the second phase of Regulation 129 by UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) World Forum for the Harmonization of ...
Consumers to be helped by new labelling of the power supply of electric vehicles
ANEC welcomes adoption of the European Standard, EN 17186 'Identification of vehicles and infrastructures compatibility - Graphical expression for consumer ...
MEPs support the universal mobile phone charger
On 26 September, the Internal Market & Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament unanimously adopted MEP Weiler’s report on the proposed ...
Stop toying with our health!
A significant number of notifications related to toys and to chemical risks has been revealed with today's release of the 2012 RAPEX Annual Report.
A barbecue grill can kill: don’t use it indoors
On the occasion of today’s 6th Carbon Monoxide (CO) Round Table, hosted by MEPs Linda McAvan and Marian Harkin, ANEC - the European Consumer Voice in ...
ANEC - the European consumer voice in standardisation
ANEC brings together representatives of the national consumer organisations in 33 European countries (28 EU, 3 EFTA, FYROM & Turkey). An NGO, we act as the ...
Let's keep our children and their secrets safe!
Internet-connected toys, now available to consumers in many countries, engage in 'conversations' with children by using built-in microphones and speech ...
World Standards Day 2018 - How will standards meet the Future?
The theme of this year's World Standards Day is 'Standards meet the Future', as the rapid change, brought by a new generation of smart technologies, will need ...
The New European Consumer Agenda: the start of a 'Consumer Spring'?
"ANEC welcomes the proposal of the European Commission, unveiled today, to strengthen consumer confidence and put consumers at the centre of the Single ...
Toys: who 'plays' with chemicals?
In the weeks before Christmas, many parents will have the annual pleasure of choosing the right toys for their children. Although the new Toy Safety Directive, ...
ANEC welcomes European ministers committing to tackling deaths and serious injuries on EU roads
As part of an initiative of the Maltese Presidency of the Council, and the European Commission, European transport ministers on 29 March signed the Valetta ...
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