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Parliamentary questions
20 January 2009
E-0121/09
WRITTEN QUESTION by Simon Busuttil (PPE‑DE) to the Commission

 Subject: Sofas imported from China and allergic reactions
 Answer(s) 

According to press reports, in July 2008 thousands of people across Europe suffered severe allergic reactions following the use of sofas imported from China.

A study concluded that the cause of these reactions was a toxic gas emitted by an anti-mould agent put into the sofa.

Is the Commission aware of these reports and has it taken any action? If it has not, what action does it intend to take to address these specific occurences and what measures will it take to ensure that this does not happen in the future?

 OJ C 189, 13/07/2010
Last updated: 22 January 2009Legal notice