How to check the status of European standards supporting the application of the General Product Safety Directive

Market Surveillance Authorities and Consumers and other Citizens representatives can check in a very easy and visual way the status of the European standards providing a presumption of safety as established in the General Product Safety Directive.

When standards are withdrawn and replaced by the European Standardization Organizations, the revised standards cannot be used for presumption of safety, unless this new version of the standard is also cited in the Official Journal. Neverthess, such standards can be used to assess the safety of products. is a website providing a central point of information on European standards (EN standards) and EU directives and regulations. helps consumer protection authorities and associations to identify and obtain the right standards for the protection of the Citizens.