Bowling Co. Loses EU Safety Fight Over Pin Machines

By Christopher Crosby (September 8, 2021, 6:14 PM BST) -- A European Court rejected an American bowling equipment manufacturer's bid on Wednesday to reintroduce to the market certain generations of its pinsetting machines, saying the European Commission was entitled to remove the devices over safety concerns.

The European General Court rejected an appeal by Brunswick Bowling Products LLC challenging the commission's 2018 decision that prohibited the sale of previous generations of pinsetters over multiple safety risks. 

The court cited the commission's findings that the machine did not comply with the European Union's safety rules and risked seriously injuring people. Although the cost of removing the machines from bowling alleys is high, the...

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