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.

MSTyr15 WP5 - Call For Tender

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WP5 Inspection and Testing is enquiring whether test laboratories are interested to submit a call for tender for the testing of car tyres type C1. The testing activity covers summer and winter car tyres.
The purpose of the testing is to support market surveillance for summer and winter car tyres in order to verify the following performance values: wet grip and rolling resistance, declared on car tyre labels, in the framework of European Regulation on Tyre Labelling (EC) nr. 1222/2009 amended by Commission Regulation (EU) nr.1235/2011.
The testing must be based on the requirements defined in these specific regulations considering, as far applicable, also the standards ISO 28580, ISO 23671 and ISO 15222.
However, more detailed information is provided within the formal Call for tender and the PROSAFE General Conditions for Tender. Quotations should be received in hardcopy at the PROSAFE Office, Avenue des Arts/Kunstlaan 41, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium and via email to the Activity Facilitator and PROSAFE Office. The tender should be sent not later than Friday, 10 February 2017, EOB (Time Zone: GMT + 1 hour). Quotations received after the deadline will be rejected.

Call for Expressions of Interest to Deliver Consultancy Services

PROSAFE is looking for market surveillance experts to provide consultancy services for the Joint Action 2016. The project will probably start in the beginning 2017 and will consist out of a mixture of method development activities and product activies. The latter are Toys nr. 5 (electrical), Childcare articles nr. 6 (baby carriers and cots), Household Electrical Appliances2 (hair care products), Handheld Power Tools (impct drills) and Climbing equipment. To read the call please click here. Individuals interested in submitting their application are invited to send their CV and a cover letter with the portfolio not later than  20 January 2017 to Nicolaas Olie, Executive Director

JA2015 Child care articles 5 - Soother and soother holders - CLOSED

soother JA2015 Activity on Soother and soother holders is calling for laboratories to submit their tender to test approximately 100 Soothers (subject to EN 1400:2013 + A1:2104 and EN 12868:2000 (or later standard)) and approximately 150 Soother Holders (subject to EN 12586:2007 + A1:2011). The replies  should be sent via email and post not later than 23 December 2016, 12 o'clock CET. The call letter can be downloaded from here. The Annex has to be filled in and submitted together with the tender files. The PROSAFE general conditions of tender are peremptory and labs should consult them before applying.

JA2015 Toys4 - Call for Tender  Closed

turtletoyJA2015 Toys is enquiring whether test laboratories are interested to submit a call for tender for the testing chemical aspects in Toy Plastic Dolls, Inflatable Plastic Toys, Toy Plastic Books, Bath Toys/Squeezable Toys.The main focus is on Phthalate testing, SCCP Testing, PAH Testing, BPA testing and EN71-3 Testing. However, more detailed information is provided within the formal Call for tender and Annex 1. Please also check PROSAFE' s General Conditions for Tender. Replies should be sent to the Activity coordinator not later than Friday, 25 November 2016, EOB (Time Zone: GMT + 1 hour). Quotations received after the deadline will be rejected. 

JA2015 Child care articles 5 - Soother and soother holders

soother JA2015 Activity on Soother and soother holders is calling for laboratories to submit their expression of interest to test approximately 100 Soothers (subject to EN 1400:2013 + A1:2104 and EN 12868:2000 (or later standard)) and approximately 150 Soother Holders (subject to EN 12586:2007 + A1:2011). The replies can be sent via email not later than 16 November 2016. The call letter can be downloaded from here. The PROSAFE general conditions of tender are peremptory and labs should consult them before applying.

International Product Safety Week 2016

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PROSAFE will organise a workshop entitled "Product Safety Enforcement: Lessons Learned and Ways Forward" during the International Product Safety Week 2016 on 17 Thursday November 2016 from 09:00 to 12:30. A copy of the updated agenda can be downloaded from here.