Saturday, April 3, 2021 – 12:50
Plataforma per la Llengua reproached LEGO that it did not comply with the regulations of Catalonia
Toys sold in Catalonia must not be labeled in Catalan. It is one of the conclusions of the European Commission to questions from ERC MEPs Jordi Solé and Diana Riba about “the legal obligations of companies in relation to the labeling of products for sale in Catalonia”. In this sense, Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, recalls that the labeling only in Spanish of some companies that sell in the community is in line with Community regulations.
The Republican parliamentarians have formulated this question to the Community Executive after the entity Plataforma per la Llengua addressed the manufacturer Lego to inform them that, in accordance with the Consumer Code of Catalonia (Law 22/2010), in Catalonia it is mandatory to label in Catalan. In his response, to which Servimedia has had access, the Internal Market Commissioner, Thierry Breton, explains that according to Directive 2009/48 / EC on the safety of toys, manufacturers and importers will ensure that toys are accompanied by instructions and safety information “in one or more languages easily understandable to consumers, as decided by the Member State”.
In the case of Spain, it explains that the directive has been transposed by Royal Decree 1205/2011, which only establishes that instructions and information related to security are written at least in Spanish. At the request of Brussels, the Government specified that this decree and other decisions of the Constitutional Court oblige manufacturers and distributors of toys in Spain to label their products “at least in the Spanish national language (‘Castilian’), although this does not prevent them use other languages, such as Catalan “. “This position seems consistent with the relevant provisions of the directive”, concludes Commissioner Breton in his parliamentary response.