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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The start of the holiday season, and (usually) warmer months, often sees children admitted to hospital with serious injuries resulting from falls from windows. Some of these falls prove fatal. Following research by ANEC, two European safety standards have been adopted to help prevent accidental falls from windows.

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Electric room heaters are set to be exempted from standard energy labelling requirements under controversial European Commission plans, thereby making it more difficult for consumers to uncover the staggeringly high energy consumption rates of these appliances.

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