You will be able to join the discussion on 5 December 2007, from 5.00PM until 7.00PM (Brussels time) via the Commissioners Website.
With regard to toy safety, possible issues that you might want to raise up during the discussion might be:
- the necessity of higher standards for toy safety, in particular for chemical requirements in toys (i.e. no allergens, endocrine disruptors and carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction substances should be used in toys);
- the lack of efficiency of the voluntary agreements regarding product safety (especially apparent after the recent toy recalls) and the problems caused by the misunderstanding of the average consumer regarding the CE mark and what it really stands for;
- points related to the comitology procedure revision introduced in the Directive.