4/21/2009

欧盟发现中国不安全商品数量创新纪录

欧盟08年发现不安全商品数量创新纪录

http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNIntlBizNews/idCNChina-4280420090421

2009年 4月 21日 星期二 08:51 BJT

路透布鲁塞尔4月20日电---欧盟委员会周一发布的一份报告称,欧盟2008年发现的不安全商品数量创新高,其中超过一半不合格的玩具和电子产品等商品均来自中国。

2008年,根据“欧盟非食品类消费品快速预警系统”(RAPEX),去年欧盟27国发现的会对消费者构成严重健康和安全危险的商品数量上升了16%。

委员会在年度报告中称:“关于不合格产品的通报从2007的1,605件上升到2008年的1,866件。”

欧盟消费者事务专员梅格丽娜・库列娃(Meglena Kuneva)在记者招待会上表示,决不能在经济衰退时期忽视产品安全问题。

她说:“无论如何,我们都不能让目前的经济和金融危机降低了我们的警惕度。”

“相反,在经济危机期间,当产品价格成为消费者支出中的重要影响因素时,我们需要加大努力,保持高度警觉。”

包括香港产品在内的中国产品占被通报商品的59%,2007年这一数值为52%,2006年为49%。

库列娃表示,中国仅调查了被通报产品的一半,但这已经比两年前有了极大改善。

她说:“尽管依然不尽如人意,但比之前要好得多。”(完)

编译:靳怡雯 发稿:金红梅

EU sees China unsafe products hitting record high

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iIkUsaQNoxfrKeaoPz4tGbnx9bMg

20 hours ago

BRUSSELS (AFP) — The European Commission is not satisfied with China's record on dealing with consumer product safety, a commissioner said Monday, unveiling record high levels of dangerous goods.

The comment came as the EU's executive arm released new figures on dangerous goods, showing that a record number were found throughout the European Union last year, with more than half coming from China, in particular hazardous toys.

The commission's rapid alert system for non-food goods, RAPEX, said a total of 1,866 unsafe products were brought to its attention in 2008, a 16 percent increase on the previous year.

Products from China accounted for 59 percent of the goods reported, substantially up from 52 percent in 2007 and 49 percent in 2006.

In only half of the Chinese cases which came to light, preventive or restrictive measures were carried out to deal with the problem.

One of the biggest problems was identifying the responsible Chinese companies involved.

"This is not good enough as we stated in 2007," said EU Consumer Affairs Commissioner Maglena Kuneva, though admitting that the level of action was much better than in previous years.

"It is an improvement (but) no I am not satisfied, and I am working with Chinese authorities " to remedy the problems, she told reporters in Brussels.

"We shouldn't take this as a signal to close our markets. We need good, non-dangerous products from China, but not at the expense of safety," she stressed.

Toys made up almost a third of the dangerous products recalled worldwide.

The flood of Chinese-made toys has been a growing concern in recent years, with US giant Mattel recalling more than 21 million such items in 2007 alone.

The next largest sectors for recalls were electrical appliances, which made up 11 percent of the total cases, motor vehicles (10 percent) and clothing (nine percent).

After China, the European Union as a bloc was the next largest culprit being responsible for one in five reported hazardous consumer products.

Industrial powerhouse Germany alone accounted for five percent of the world total of products deemed to present a risk of physical or chemical injury, choking, electric shock, fire and other hazards.

Last November the European Union and China signed a deal to improve consumer safety amid the continuing health fears over Chinese products imported into Europe.

Under the agreement China is obliged to inform the European Union about what it is doing to track down dangerous goods. It also allows for officials from the two sides to carry out coordinated checks on producers to ensure safety standards are being met.

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欧盟委员会通报危险消费品数量正逐年增加

http://finance.ifeng.com/roll/20090421/563512.shtml

2009年04月21日

经济参考报

本报讯欧盟委员会20日发布的欧盟非食用消费品快速通报系统(RAPEX)年度报告显示,2008年欧盟市场下架的危险消费品数量较2007年增加16%,通报数由2007年的1605例增加到去年的1866例。2008年,玩具和儿童护理产品(如:脚踏车、学步车、婴儿床和奶嘴)、电器产品和玩具车是通报次数最多的产品。

欧盟负责消费者保护事务的委员梅格莱娜·库内娃说:“RAPEX报告显示,随着商业机构和国家相关部门更严格地履行责任,监管能力年复一年提高,欧盟消费者正处于比以往任何时候都要好的保护之下,远离危险产品的侵害。RAPEX的数据也证明我们决定与中国和美国强化合作是正确的。2009年最大的挑战是确保产品安全(问题)不因金融危机而搁置,各公司能够继续履行对消费者的职责,以及各成员国划分出足够的资源来执行这一机制。”

欧盟委员会表示,自2004年以来,通过RAPEX通报的产品总量逐年增加;被通报数量在近五年中翻了两番,即从2004年的468例上升到2008年的1866例;2008年通报总量比2007年增长了16%。这是因为各国政府更为有效地控制产品安全,各企业加强了责任意识,不断增强与第三国合作,以及在欧盟委员会协调下连接各成员国的网络发挥了积极作用。

据悉,欧盟所有成员国均加入了RAPEX,在这一体系下检测及通报危险产品,并确保收到信息后采取适当应对措施。其中,有12个成员国在实施中进一步强化了检测措施。按照通报次数排名,居前几位的国家分别是德国(205次)、西班牙(163次)、斯洛伐克(140次)、希腊(132次)和匈牙利(129次)。

2008年,仅玩具(498次)、电器(169次)和机动车辆(160次)就占了所有通报的存在严重风险产品的53%,该结果与2007年持平。不过,2008年纺织品(包括成衣)通报140次,在最频繁通报产品中排名第四。

年度报告还显示,通过RAPEX通报的对消费者健康和安全会造成严重危害的产品中,中国产品数量从2007年的52%增加到2008年的59%。中国相关机构已根据于2006年9月建立的RAPEX-CHINA系统所提供的RAPEX信息对中国市场采取了应对措施。

记者了解到,欧盟委员会定期向中国国家质量监督检验检疫总局提供撤出欧盟市场及通过RAPEX通报的中国危险品的RAPEX资料,以便质检总局采取措施,从而有效防范危险品及类似产品再次流入欧盟。

自RAPEX-CHINA系统建立以来,中国国家质检总局已对669项RAPEX通报展开调查,并对其中352个案件(占总数的53%)采取了积极的预防性或限制性措施。

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