Danger on shop shelves: Spain’s high level of harmful products

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SPAIN reports some of the highest levels of hazardous products in the European Union, according to a European Commission report released on Monday.

The report found Spain recorded the third highest number of alerts regarding dangerous products – receiving 280 calls in total. The country was only exceeded in complaints received by Hungary with 291 alerts, and Germany with 296.

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The higher levels of reports do not necessarily mean a higher risk to the public – it could also represent a higher level of awareness of dangerous items on our streets and higher standards in the consumer market.  

Dangerous toys made up more than a quarter all alerts, with clothing and fashion items representing the second greatest risk group.





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