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picture of a pumpkin   PROSAFE changes address. The new location is at Avenue des Arts/Kunstlaan 41, 2nd floor, 1000-Brussels.
PROSAFE (Product Safety) is a non-profit professional organisation for market surveillance authorities and officers from throughout the EEA. Its primary objective is to improve the safety of users of products and services in Europe. 
Joint Market Surveillance Actions coordinated by PROSAFE are primarily co-funded by the European Union. Click on the quick buttons below or on the 'Projects' menu for further information.

 JA2012 Annual Workshop & Spring General Assembly Meeting
PROSAFE is pleased to announce that the Annual Market Surveillance Workshop of the Joint Action 2012 (JA2012) will take place from 13 to 14 May 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. The event is organised in conjunction with the Spring General Assembly Meeting. Please download the draft agenda from here

 Joint Action 2013 - Chemicals in Clothing - CLOSED
PROSAFE will shortly be inviting test laboratories, with the appropriate facilities, to tender for the testing of samples of clothing that will be collected from the market in a range of EU Member States during the course of 2014. The laboratories concerning will need to have the expertise and facilities to test a wide range of substances.
Any test laboratory that has an interest in tendering for this work should contact the Project Coordinator, Robert Chantry-Price, prior to 25 March 2014.

 JA2012 Nanotechonology and Cosmetics - Call for Tender - CLOSED
PROSAFE is calling for one or more accredited laboratories to analyse cosmetic products for the occurence of following nano-ingredients: titanium dioxide; silica; zinc oxide; mixtures of the ones mentioned.
Please click on the following link for the Call for Tender and the General conditions. Should you have any queries, kindly send them to the Task Coordinator of this working group, Jan Willlem Weijland.
Tender offers are to be received at the offices of the PROSAFE Secretariat via post mail at the address: Rue Joseph II-straat 12-16, 1000 Brussels, Belgium; FAO Ioana Zlotila, Project Officer; please add the Subject: Call for Tender for Test Laboratories-JA2012.
Tender offers should also be sent via email to the Activity coordinator, Jan Willlem Weijland.
Any tender offers received after Friday, 5 April 2014, at midnight, (Time Zone: GMT +1 hour) will NOT be accepted.

 PROSAFE 2014 Planning
PROSAFE has released its agenda for the year 2014. Please click here to have a complete overview of the events, meetings, project deadlines and reporting dates of the Joint Actions coordinated by PROSAFE for the above mentioned year.

 JA China Newsletter published
The Joint Action China informs about the promising cooperation between the Chinese export control authorities and the European product safety control authorities
aiming at increasing consumer confidence in the safety of products and facilitating the trade between Europe and China. This cooperation is now entering its next stage, which features a pilot project that will test how the cooperation can be implemented in practice. To read more, please check the latest newsletter.

 JA2011 Lawnmowers Newsletter published
The JA2011 informs that it has recently completed the testing of twenty-five lawnmowers. Two thirds of the tested lawnmowers did not comply with the safety requirements. To read more, please click here.

 JA2010 CFD - Guide for economic operators
The PROSAFE-coordinated Joint Action 2010 on Children's Fancy Dresses (CFDs) has recently issued a Guide for economic operators concerning the safety requirements for carnival or disguise costumes. Many CFDs are made from one or more fabrics each of which may produce a range of different chemical, physical and/or mechanical hazards. Unfortunately, the legislation and safety requirements relating to these hazards are fragmented amongst a number of items of legislation and/or safety standard. This information is often not easily accessible by economic operators.
This Guide aims to identify the relevant legislation, how it may be obtained and, where applicable, the relevant legislation and/or safety standards. Moreover, the Guide is not a legal document and contains advice on the methods used by test laboratories to quantify the amount of the substances present in the clothing article.
For a copy of this Guide please click on the corresponding link. For more information, please contact


Video-clip on the safety of Cords & Drawstrings, PROSAFE project.

General Assembly Prague'13
Group photo at PROSAFE General Assembly Meeting, Prague, the Czech Republic (click on the picture for a larger version).

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PROSAFE has issued a revised Corrective Actions Guide in the framework of the EMARS II project. If you are a producer or distributor of consumer products on sale in the European Union (EU), this Guide endeavours to provide general advice about what you should do if you have evidence that one of your products is unsafe. For further information, please click here

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