Commission for Consumer Safety
The role of the Consumer Safety Commission is primarily advisory. It is a forum for dialogue between users, producers, distributors, public authorities and specialist bodies.
The Commission consists of:
- a chairman and a vice-chairman
- nine representatives from industry and cross-sector organisations
- six representatives from consumer organisations and three representatives from workers’ organisations;
- nine experts.
- representatives from the competent public authorities, in an advisory capacity:
- the coordinator of the central contact point for products;
- a representative from each competent body;
The Commission’s mission is as follows:
- to advise on the drafting of regulations regarding the protection of consumer health and safety (with the exception of regulations which verbatim transpose EU measures, or which arise therefrom);
- to advise on policy to be applied by the federal authority to protect consumer health and safety regarding the placing on the market of products;
- to advise the Minister if there is a need to inform the public about the risks and general problems posed by certain products or specific services;
- to organise consultation between stakeholders (producers, distributors, users, public authorities and specialist bodies);
- to organise and to take part in awareness campaigns on consumer health and safety.
Everyone can submit a topic or problem to the Commission.
The Commission may ex officio address any matter concerning consumer health and safety.
- Sécurité des produits et des services, loi 09-02-1994
- Loi du 9 février 1994 relative à la sécurité des produits et des services