European Commission and four online marketplaces sign a Product Safety Pledge to remove dangerous products

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Series Details IP/18/4247 (25.06.18)
Publication Date 25/06/2018
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The European Commission and four major online marketplaces signed on 25 June 2018 a commitment for faster removal of dangerous products off their websites.

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The four companies - Alibaba (for AliExpress), Amazon, eBay and Rakuten - voluntarily committed to improving the safety of non-food consumer products sold on their online marketplaces by third party sellers with the signature of a Product Safety Pledge

The initiative sets out specific voluntary actions that go beyond what is already established in the EU legislation. The ultimate goal is to improve the detection of unsafe products marketed in the European Union before they are sold to consumers or as soon thereafter as possible, and to improve consumer protection.

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Reuters, 25.06.18: EU in agreement with Amazon, eBay to tackle dangerous product listings
Deutsche Welle, 25.06.18: Amazon, eBay, other retailers pledge speedy removal of dangerous products
Amazon: Blog, 25.06.18: Supporting customer safety across Europe
European Commission: Product Safety Pledge

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