eu/publications/consumer-organisations-across-eu-take-action-against-flawed-internet-connected-toys/html) letter , BEUC
say they found nickel in the Portuguese and Dutch shirts.
statement said: "Host country Poland's shirt should be banned outright from shops as it contains an organotin compound, used to prevent sweat odour, in higher doses than the legal limit.
We are concerned that the dominant search engine, Google, may have abused its position in the search market to direct users to its own services and secondly to reduce the visibility of competing websites and services," said BEUC
director general, Monique Goyens,
ANEC and BEUC
point out that this would be the first ecodesign requirements set not by EU legislation but by industry agreement.
director-general Monique Goyens said: "Our inventory shows that hundreds of products are on sale today to European consumers without assessment of their claims or the risks these nanomaterials may pose to public health.
To the claim that the duties will be good for consumers since without them Asian producers will dominate the market and wipe out competition, the BEUC
argued that "this is entirely speculative and without any proven foundation or data.
said Intel's policy left consumers with a lack of choice and innovation, claiming: "They (consumers) paid too much, as the chips represented between 15 per cent to 30 per cent of the final price of the computer.
However, several of these compounds--specifically benzene, toluene, and chlorbenzene--are not used, and the rest have been erroneously labeled as unsafe by BEUC
," noted Mr.
A strategy for the realisation of the consumer benefits should be developed," noted Johannes Kleis at BEUC
The legislation should be "much stricter across the board," the BEUC
While we have not seen the study, the BEUC
press statement links questionable findings to a call for new regulations under a highly political European effort to regulate chemicals--the Registration Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) program," said Chris Cathcart, president, CSPA.