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4. November 2019

The contact point “Trop vite usé” takes on a European dimension

Since 2016, Test Achats has been tackling the issue of premature obsolescence thanks to its “Trop vite usé” online contact point, which makes it possible to report devices that have become too quickly unusable. With the support of the PROMPT project, consumer organisations in Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and Spain joined forces to […]
23. July 2019

PROMPT kicks off

On 9th May 2019, a consortium of researchers, consumer organisations and repair companies and platforms kicked off PROMPT, a project to identify products that fail too early, a phenomenon also known as ‘premature obsolescence’. The 4-year partnership – funded by EU’s biggest research programme Horizon 2020 – is a concrete outcome of the EU’s intention to […]