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

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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. 

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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.

CIMS Review in The Netherlands                    Feb. 2017

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The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, NVWA, has hosted the second CIMS Review of JA2015, coordinated by PROSAFE. The meeting took place on 14-15-16 February 2017, at the NVWA Offices, in Utrecht and Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands. The host welcomed the participating authorities from Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Malta and Slovakia.
The meeting gave the participants the opportunity to share information, best practices and review the NVWA market surveillance system and procedures. The review team will prepare a report to highlight the findings of the CIMS three-days-meeting, which will be published on the members' only section of the website.

JA2015 Household electrical appliances - Call for Tender

Activity Household electrical appliances is inviting laboratories to submit their tender to test household electrical toasters, mixers and blenders under the EN 60335 standard series.   
household appliances2Within this Joint Action, which started in April 2016 and will end in March 2018, the household electrical appliances are defined as: TOASTERS (plastic and metal-body types), HAND-HELD MIXERS and BLENDERS (freestanding only and not part of a food processor).
More detailed information is provided within the formal Call for Tender, the Appendix 1 (which you need to returnto us) and the PROSAFE General Conditions for Tender. Further details regarding the task and the selection procedure can be obtained from the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Please note that quotations must be sent in hardcopy to PROSAFE Office (Avenue des Arts/Kunstlaan 41, 2nd floor, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium) and via email no later than noon on Monday 6 March 2017 (CET). Quotations received after the deadline will be rejected.