Vacancy announcement

PROSAFE is seeking to recruit a young, dynamic, creative and passionate Junior Project and Communication Officer for a full-time position (38h/w), starting as soon as possible. Please read the vancancy notice here. Suitably qualified individuals are required to submit their CV and a one-page cover letter in English before 11 November 2017 to info@prosafe.org. Please write in the email subject “<Name of the candidate> - Junior Project & Communication Officer”.

JA2016 PPE Climbing equipment Invitation to express interest

In the framework of Joint Market Surveillance Action JA2016, an umbrella project coordinated by PROSAFE and co-funded by the European Union, one of the product activities focusses on climbing equipment (PPE). This activity involves 10 market surveillance authorities from EU and EEA Member States.

The project group will soon be meeting to select the categories of equipment to be sampled and tehn ent for testing. In order to provide input for the preparation of the call for tender, PROSAFE is issuing this invitation to test laboratories to express their interest and to provide the information set out in this file.

NOTE: It should be stressed that this invitation to express interest is not the call for tender.

JA2015 Preliminary results

Toys 4 (Plasticised toys)

Participants to Toys 4 visiting the laboratoryParticipants in Toys 4 visiting the test laboratory

A number of 255 plasticised toys, mainly plastic dolls, inflatable toys and bath/squeeze toys, have been tested for dangerous chemicals and around 20% of these have failed the tests. The 17 participants in the Toys 4 activity met at the laboratory in Italy to discuss the results.
The chemicals found over the required limit were: phthalates, Bisphenol A (BPA) and short-chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs).

JA2015 Annual Market Surveillance Workshop 

PROSAFE has hosted the Annual Market Surveillance Workshop of the Joint Action 2015, from 30 to 31 May 2017 in Brussels. The authorities participating in the JA2015 gathered to share experiences, exchange information, and learn from each other.

The first day of the Workshop was dedicated only to the market surveillance experts and it was opened by a member of the European Commission’s DG Growth who presented updated information on toy safety.
The market surveillance authorities took part in an exercise designed to sparkle debates and help capture good practices around the question: How are RAPEX notifications made in your country?

The experts gathered in small groups from different countries to discuss about the steps taken before issuing a notification and exchanged ideas and opinions. At the end, each working group shared the findings with all the other MSAs. 

Joint Action 2014 - The Final Workshop

Final workshop

PROSAFE has hosted the Final Workshop of the Joint Action 2014 on 03 May 2017, in Brussels. The project will come to an end in mid-July 2017 and the first results are starting to appear. The market surveillance activity on toys (Acoustic Toys) has published its final technical report and the document can be consulted here

The participants to the project (35 market surveillance authorities from 27 countries), stakeholders and members of the Advisory Board took part in the event. The Agenda and presentations are available if you log in and access the Annual Workshops page.

An Efficient CIMS Review in The Netherlands

The Second CIMS Review of the Joint Action 2015 held in the Netherlands between 14 and 16 February 2017 had great results and was beneficial to both the host authority as well as for the reviewing team. Following the meeting hosted by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, NVWA, a final report has been published. The document offers a brief overview of the main results, conclusions and recommendations. The report is available in the Members area of the PROSAFE website.
Authorities from Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Malta and Slovakia participated in a three-day-meeting held at the NVWA Offices, in Utrecht and Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands.
The first CIMS Review of JA2015 took place in Bulgaria and was organised by the State Agency for Metrology and Technical Services (SAMTS), in October 2016.

Joint Action 2015 Annual Market Surveillance Workshop

workshop

PROSAFE is hosting the Annual Market Surveillance Workshop organised under the framework of Joint Action 2015. The event will take place between 30 and 31 May 2017, in Brussels, at PROSAFE Offices. 

The first day of the Workshop is dedicated to the Market Surveillance Authorities participating to Joint Action 2015 and will be preceded by the General Assembly Meeting (in the morning of 30 May).

The second day is open to all interested parties and the Agenda can be accessed here
Please note that registration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is mandatory at latest by 22 May.

Joint Action 2015 - An Overview of the Activities

Joint Action 2015 is almost halfway and the market surveillance authorities from 26 EU and EEA countries are continuously working to identify and remove unsafe products from 5 categories: soothers and soother holders, plasticised toys, playgrounds, power tools and household electrical appliances. 

Collage JA2015

Child Care Articles 5 - Soothers and Soother-Holders
The participants to this activity have agreed upon the sampling criteria of the products and are also taking into account sampling from online retailers. In addition, a laboratory has been contracted and is expected to test approximately 100 soothers and 150 soother holders.