Safety shoes become the new “focus” of EU footwear notification

1n 2017, the EU repax system released 50 notifications of footwear products, a year-on-year decrease of 9.09%, of which 31 were from China, accounting for 56.36%, a year-on-year increase of 12.7%. The reported products include safety shoes, adult shoes and children’s shoes. Among them, 22 cases are safety shoes, accounting for 44% of the total reported products. Except for the decrease in 2016, the proportion increases year by year, becoming the new focus of shoe reports. There are 16 cases of adult shoes, accounting for 32%; Children’s shoes 12 cases, accounting for 24%

according to the reasons reported, there are risks of trauma, chemical risk and asphyxia. Among them, there were 24 cases of trauma risk, accounting for 48%, including 21 cases of insufficient impact resistance of safety shoes, 1 case of mechanical risk resistance of safety shoes, 1 case of slip resistance of fashion shoes and 1 case of fall resistance of ski boots; There were 23 cases of chemical risk, accounting for 46%, including 20 cases of hexavalent chromium, 1 case of excessive release of azo dyes and nickel, and 1 case of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; There were 3 cases of asphyxia risk, accounting for 6%, which were small parts easy to fall off in children’s shoes

in terms of the countries issuing the circulars, there are 11 countries, with the same number as last year. 1reland and Spain have the largest number of circulars, accounting for 52% of the total number of circulars. 1reland, France and Estonia have increased by 1400%, 300% and 200% respectively, while Hungary and Spain have decreased by 93.75% and 32.14% respectively. 1n 2017, Belgium and Greece were the new reporting countries, while the Czech Republic and 1taly did not

in terms of the origin of reported products, 47 cases of reported products with clear origin in 2017 involved 11 countries or regions, of which 31 cases were in China, accounting for 65.96%; There were 4 cases in Portugal, accounting for 8.51%; There were 3 cases in 1ndia, accounting for 6.38%; 2 cases in Austria, accounting for 4.26%; Poland, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, the Netherlands, Turkey, Vietnam and Hong Kong, respectively, accounting fo2.13%. 3 cases of unknown origin

from the perspective of notification measures, it can be divided into economic measures and government measures. There were 32 cases of economic measures, accounting for 64%, including product recall and delisting, product recall, product destruction and delisting, and market ban; There were 18 cases of government measures, accounting for 78.18%, with a decrease of about 42 percentage points, including 9 cases of banning entry, 5 cases of withdrawing products from the market, 3 cases of recalling products and 1 case of recalling products and withdrawing products from the market

to sum up, the impact resistance risk of safety shoes has become a new key item in the EU footwear bulletin in 2017, and enterprises need to be vigilant. At the same time, hexavalent chromium and small parts of children’s shoes can not be ignored; Although the sources of EU footwear notification tend to be diversified, China is still the “disaster area” of footwear notification; 1n 2017, the European Union announced that the main measures to be taken were economic measures, but the measures of Spain, Belgium and Bulgaria were still relatively tough. 1n particular, Spain had a large proportion of random inspection in the import process, and once it was found that it was unqualified, it was forbidden to enter the country China Gate times

Back to list