European Commission Releases RAPEX 2017 Annual Report
The report confirms, as in previous years, that ‘toys’ constitute the largest sector of RAPEX notifications, with 29%. This is followed by motor vehicles (20%) and then ‘clothing, textiles and fashion items’ (12%). The most common form of risk was ‘injury’, with 28%, followed by ‘chemical’ (22%) and then ‘choking’ (17%).
RAPEX was instigated in 2003. Since then, there has shown a continuous increase in the number of alert notifications, year-on-year. The latest data, however, suggests there is a stabilization of this trend, at around 2000 alerts per year and almost 4000 follow-up actions by member states. These may include the wholesale removal of dangerous products from their markets. Stabilization signifies the apparent efficiency of the RAPEX system in identifying and removing harmful products.
The report’s authors are therefore keen to highlight the next challenge – ensuring products sold online are also compliant with European safety standards. To achieve this, national authorities must develop and utilize tools to monitor online sales in combination with the European Union’s attempts to engage with web platforms to improve safety. This can only be achieved through collaboration with other major global markets.
Issued on March 12, 2018, the 2017 Annual Report was presented to journalists at SGS CEBEC in Brussels by Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vĕra Jourová.
To ensure you remain up-to-date with the latest product information, sign up for our product recall notifications and Safeguard messages.
SGS Consumer Products Services
SGS is committed to providing information about changes in regulations for consumer products. Throughout their global network of laboratories, they provide a wide range of services including physical/mechanical testing, analytical testing and consultancy work for technical and non-technical parameters applicable to a comprehensive range of consumer products. Learn more about SGS’s Consumer Products Services: [http://www.sgs.com/en/consumer-goods-retail]
SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full RAPEX 2017 Annual Report – More Than 2000 Alerts Last Year SafeGuardS. [www.sgs.com/en/news/2018/03/safeguards-03918-rapex-2017-annual-report-more-than-2000-alerts-last-year]
Subscribe here, www.sgs.com/subscribesg, to receive SGS SafeGuardS direct to your inbox.
For further information contact:
Knowledge Management Project Manager
Tel: +33 4 42 61 64 42
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.
1, Mons Calpe
This release was published on openPR.
Permanent link to this press release:
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.
You can edit or delete your press release European Commission Releases RAPEX 2017 Annual Report here
News-ID: 1008179 • Views: 815
More Releases from SGS
SGS opens doors to new markets with publication of latest ‘Global Access Progr …
SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is pleased to announce publication of the latest version of its Global Access Program (GAP) for Electrical & Electronics Products white paper. With the continuous growth of worldwide trading business, and more countries and regions establishing their own type-approval systems, the GAP white paper has become an essential reference for Electrical & Electronics (E&E) manufacturers and importers looking to reach new
Ecuador Issues Revised Draft Technical Regulation on Food Contact Ceramics
Ecuador has announced a revised proposal that, if accepted, will update its technical regulation for food contact ceramics. The latest proposal, designated Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE UNEN 010 (2R) – ‘Ceramic Tableware Intended to Come into Contact with Food’, was circulated attached to World Trade Organization (WTO) document no. 20-4675 on July 8, 2020. It has a new structure and contains several important changes, including: • Revision to existing definitions and
SGS puts Consumer Trust at the Heart of its new Brand Awareness Campaign
SGS, the world’s leading inspection, testing and certification company, has today launched ‘Trusted. Tested.’ – a high impact, brand awareness campaign to engage consumers in the vital role of testing, inspection and certification on the everyday products they purchase. With the strapline ‘It’s only trusted because it’s tested’, the campaign showcases more than 50 everyday products that typically pass through SGS’s testing laboratories – from lipsticks and shoes to mobile phones
SGS Guides Manufacturers Through Categorization of Medical and Personal Care Pro …
SGS, the world's leading provider of testing, verification and certification services, offers a comprehensive range of services to help manufacturers of products aimed at assisting the elderly ensure they are safe and comply with the relevant regulations. We live in a world with an aging population. Currently there are an estimated 143 million people over 80, but this figure is expected to triple to 426 million by 2050. These
More Releases for RAPEX
Manufacturers Warned About Large Number of EU RAPEX Notifications for Electrical …
Stakeholders should be aware that since later 2018 there have been multiple notifications relating to non-conformity in electrical and electronic (EE) products offered onto the market in the European Union (EU). Notifications issued through the EU’s Rapid Alert System for dangerous and non-food products, RAPEX, show that dozens of EE products have been found to contain substances that exceed restriction limits under the Directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).
Hair Care Products Market Detailed Analysis & Focusing on Key Leaders - Unilever …
Hair care products help nourish and protect hair, further enhancing its quality and texture. It provides treatment for split ends, dandruff, and weak and dehydrated hair among various other hair problems. Increasing hair problems among consumers is growth of the global hair care products market. Increasing number of manufacturers are launching new products to reduce hair problems. For instance, in January 2017, Unilever plc launched Dove DermaCare Scalp Anti-dandruff Shampoo. Download
SGS Keeps Electrical and Electronic Product Sector Informed with EEC Newsletter
The latest edition of SGS’s EEC Newsletter can be downloaded for free from the SGS website. The Electrical and Electronic Newsletter about Consumer Goods (EEC) is a monthly bulletin aimed at economic operators in the electrical and electronic (EE) sector. It keeps stakeholders informed on all the most recent developments concerning international type approval and product recalls. The current issue reports on recent changes concerning wireless, safety, energy efficiency and
RAPEX Lists Juvenile Products Among Top Five Notifications in 2016
RAPEX, the European Union’s (EU) rapid alert system for dangerous products, excluding food, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, listed juvenile products among its top five notified types of products in 2016. In recent years, notifications for childcare articles and children’s equipment have been steadily increasing, reminding manufacturers that they need to ensure their products are safe and compliant to avoid costly and damaging recalls. RAPEX covers 31 countries in the EU and
EU RAPEX Annual Report Highlights Dangerous Products Sold Online
The European Commission (EC) has released the 2016 edition of the Rapid Alert System (RAPEX) Annual Report. The latest version draws attention to the problem of dangerous products being sold online. In 2016, 244 notifications were issued concerning unsafe products being sold via the internet. The rapid growth of e-commerce has created a problem for national authorities, one which, the report explains, requires a tailor-made approach to ensure the safety of
Toys and Chemical Risks Top Notifications Through RAPEX in 2015
The 2015 EU RAPEX Annual Report indicates that the most notified type of risk was chemical, with a quarter of all notifications. This was followed by injury, with 22% of the total notifications. The increase in notifications concerning chemical risk reflects the focus market surveillance authorities are placing on dangerous and unauthorized chemicals in consumer products. Toys represented the largest group of products reported to RAPEX, with 27% of all notifications.