European Consumer Centre (ECC) Ireland presents a round-up of the week’s consumer news – in case you missed it!


Consumer News Round-up – week ending 12th April 2019


Advice on switching credit cards

We all want to know the best way to clear credit card debt by transferring a balance or get the best deal on the market in terms of interest rates on new purchases. Well, this article in the Irish Sunday Times has some great tips.

Read the full article here: ‘Pick a card, but not just any credit card’, by Eithne Dunne, Sunday Times Ireland edition, 7th April 2019. 


EU’s Rapid Alert System removes more than 2,000 dangerous products

The Rapid Alert System, also known as RAPEX, removed more than 2,000 dangerous products from the European market in 2018. The dangerous products included toys, electrical machines, clothes and cars.

Read the full article here: ‘RAPEX, the safety guarantee for European products’, by Manon Flausch, EURACTIV France, 9th April 2019.


Debenhams Ireland reassures staff and customers after administration of UK parent entity

There was another blow for the UK retail sector as it was announced this week that Debenhams Plc has been placed under administration. However, Debenhams Ireland has moved to reassure staff and customers here that it is ‘business as usual’.

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