Hungary leads the fight against a batch of dangerous children’s shoes coming from China. Germany follows suit

Children shoes with detachable decorations and trimmings coming from China are at the centre of a legal challenge battle lead by Hungary. The East-European country is reporting on Rapex, an EU platform set up to report all dangerous products that circulate across the whole EU, allows to notify the European Commission of products (food, drugs and medical devices excluded) which may represent a serious danger to the safety of consumers. The latest reports concern European Commission of products (except food, drugs, and medical devices) which represent a serious risk to the safety of consumers Mountain, a Chinese brand. In Germany BDSE, the federation of German retailers, as well as notifying local shopkeepers, argues that the Hungarian example should be replicated across Europe and that both producers and consumers should make sure that the shoes they purchase do not constitute a risk for children. The shoes considered as “at risk” presented rhinestones, beads and other applications that could be pulled (by hands or mouth) and ingested.


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