At the 6th CEOC – EUROLAB – IFIA Safety Conference in
November 2015, CEOC International and IFIA presented the results of their 2015
The aim of the study, which has been carried out for four
consecutive years now, is to gauge the effectiveness of securing safety
of consumer products, comparing the
self-declaration system and third party
testing and certification.
This year the study focused on products purchased online,
both in the EU and the US. The results were in line with the outcomes of the
previous studies, i.e. 77% of the self-declared products were not in compliance
with the relevant legislation, with 48 instances of safety critical failures.
Compared to this, among the third party certified products, there were only
0.7% and 1% products respectively in the EU and the US that showed safety
CEOC International and IFIA will continue to promote the added
value of independent third party testing in reducing the number of non-compliant
products on the market, thereby increasing the safety of consumers
The presentation on the results of the 2012-2015 IFIA-CEOC
market studies can be downloaded from here.
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