Eco-Design and End Use Equipment

A draft directive on “Eco-Design and End Use Equipment” (environmental requirements for energy consuming appliances) prepared by the…

Safety Requirements for Scooters

ANEC, the European organisation representing consumer interests in standardisation, and also the Consumer Council raise objections against a draft…

Chemistry Sets

The European standard EN 71-4:1990 concerning chemistry sets will be strengthened. The proposed changes by the Consumer Council regarding the…

Decorative oil lamps

The European standard prEN 14059 “Decorative oil lamps - Safety requirements and test methods” is approved. A great day for the Consumer…

Lighters

The draft standard prEN 13869 “Lighters - Child-resistance for lighters - Safety requirements and test methods” receives a positive…

draft standard prEN 14059

The European draft standard prEN 14059 “Decorative oil lamps - Safety requirements and test methods” is submitted to CEN for the format…

Welcome Austria

The Austrian television program “Welcome Austria” reports about safety of lighters and the study conducted by the Consumer Council and…

Conference "New Approach"

Upon initiative of the Danish government a 2 days conference was held on the subject of the “New Approach”. Of particular interest was…

Radio Consumer Magazine "Help"

The Austrian radio consumer magazine “Help” reports on the web site of the Consumer Council.

Consumer Council celebrates 10th anniversary

The Consumer Council celebrates its 10th anniversary. The secretariat of the Consumer Council at the Austrian Standards Institute was put in…

Baby Walking Frames

The revised version of the European standard on baby walking frames was prepared by a small editorial team under the leadership of the Consumer…