BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union says that almost 60 percent of all dangerous products seized by its product safety authorities last year came from China.
The increase of Chinese products to 59 percent from 52 percent in 2007 highlights the higher awareness and stricter enforcement of weeding out dangerous products entering the 27-nation EU from the Asian trading giant, Consumer Commissioner Meglena Kuneva said Monday.
European products accounted for some 20 percent.
Of the 1,866 dangerous products the EU flagged last year, almost one in three were toys.
Kuneva warned that despite the economic crisis, it remained of critical importance to be as vigilant as possible to keep dangerous products off the market.