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EU orders swings to be pulled down

January 22nd, 2003

You could just swing for them! – EU officials shut playtime favourite
(Daily Express, 21 January 2003, page 21)
A village has been ordered to pull down its playground swings because they are too tall. An edict from Brussels states that the height of children’s swings must be no more than three metres.

No-one has been ordered to remove their playground swings by the EU. The non-mandatory measure referred to here has nothing to do with the EU – it is an instrument of the European Standardisation Committee, and was adopted as a British Standard some years ago.


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