In 2007 EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso stated at a EU-US summit that “The reality is that the world is safer and more prosperous when Europe and America work together as global partners”.
The large number of unsafe and counterfeit products flooding to our markets, and recalls like we had with Mattel and Fisher Price products have caused outrage with consumers in North America and Europe. Many politicians have called for immediate action. In the European Parliament there were even voices that called for the CE marking system to be reversed.
What is your opinion? Should the US and EU work together closer to find and ban faulty products? What can be done? Who is to blame: the manufacturers or the importers, or perhaps the consumers themselves? Send your comments.