Today, 14 October 2013, World Standards Day is dedicated to the positive change brought by international standardisation. For consumers, standards are important as, when they are properly developed and applied, they can make our lives easier, the products we buy safer, more interoperable and accessible to people of all ages and abilities. ANEC wants to see the success of international standardisation continue.

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Every year, carbon monoxide (CO) kills more people in Europe than HIV/Aids, alcohol abuse and skin cancer, and yet hundreds of thousands of people are unaware of its deadly potential.
This is the message in a new leaflet that has just been published by Consumer Safety International (CSI) and ANEC, the European consumer voice in standardisation.

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On 26 September, the Internal Market & Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament unanimously adopted MEP Weiler’s report on the proposed directive on radio equipment. ANEC welcomes the support of MEPs for an amendment intended to see the introduction of a universal charger for all mobile phones.

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ANEC has published its Strategy for the years 2014 to 2020, following the adoption of the Strategy by the ANEC General Assembly in June. The new Strategy features a Vision, a Mission, and ten Strategic Objectives. It was  adopted after a consultation of partners through a public comment phase.

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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 Regulation type-approved.

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