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European Union - October 25 2010 Europe's monthly RAPEX alert system reports have shown a consistency in the number of notifications; an average of 170 per month.

Andrew Austin, John Blain.

Consumer collective redress - latest developments

European Union - October 25 2010 Recent press reports on plans for an EU collective redress ('class action') system for consumer claims suggest that the European Commission will shortly relaunch the debate by publishing another stakeholder consultation next month to guide any future proposals.

Andrew Austin, John Blain.

Guidance on Toy Safety Directive issued

European Union - October 25 2010 The European Commission recently released guidance on the new Toy Safety Directive (2009/48/EC).

Andrew Austin, John Blain.

E-consumer protection consultation

United Kingdom - October 25 2010 Following the UK government's request to develop a national strategy for consumer protection on the internet, the OFT launched a consultation that ran until 13 OCtober.

Andrew Austin, John Blain.

Company fined for pressure selling

United Kingdom - October 25 2010 A company has been fined for using aggressive and high-pressure tactics to sell adjustible beds.

Andrew Austin, John Blain.