The European Union restricts hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Do you want to find out which substances? Visit our page!
The CJEU states the mandatory nature of ISO standards in filter cigarettes’ case
The Court Justice of the European Union has published a judgment regarding a case of filter cigarettes. Discover more about the dispute and the final decision of the court!
Call for change: safer, healthier toys in the European Union
The European Parliament has called for stronger regulations to guarantee that all toys marketed in the European Union are safe for children. Discover all the details!
Toys containing aqueous media: New Revision of Protocol on Microbiological Safety
This protocol provides a specification of the microbiological requirements on toys covered by its scope and since there are no particular microbiological requirements for toys, the Notified Body toys group elaborated a protocol on the basis of the requirements for cosmetic products. Read more..
EMC ADCO publishes its market surveillance report on microwave ovens
Alongside ten national market surveillance authorities,62 devices were tested in compliance with the administrative and technical requirements of the EMC Directive 2014/30/EU. Read all the results that the campaign has provided in our article!
Shaping the future of the EU market. The legislative framework for industrial products under revision
In 2008, the European Parliament and the Council jointly adopted the Decision No. 768/2008/EC aiming to set a common framework for a new Industrial Policy. Read more
Marine Equipment Directive: Market Surveillance discussions
In November 2021, ADCO MED published an information document on Directive 2019/90/EU. The document collects answers on various topics discussed by the Member States market surveillance authorities and the European Commission. We summarize it in this article!
IVDR: What are EU Reference Laboratories (EURLs)?
With the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation (IVDR), the IVD sector in the European Union is about to experience significant changes. From a new classification system to stricter assessment procedures and market surveillance. Read the full article to discover all the details!
IVDR: Clinical Evidence Requirements for Manufacturers
Article 56 (1) of the Regulation on in vitro diagnostic medical devices states that manufacturers must specify and justify the level of clinical evidence in view of the characteristics of the device and its intended purpose. Read all the details!
Toy Safety Directive: an explanatory guidance document revised
The European Commission updated the explanatory guidance document for the Toy Safety Directive (TSD) on 16th of December 2021. One of the most significant changes concerns instructions and safety information on the website, language requirements and second-hand toys. Read the full article for all the details!