r google-plus facebook twitter linkedin2 nujij P P M G W Monitor Nieuwsbrief pdclogo man met tas twitter boek

Protecting European consumers

Met dank overgenomen van Europese Commissie (EC), gepubliceerd op vrijdag 5 april 2019.

Toys and cars on top of the list of dangerous products

The European Commission released today its 2018 report on the Safety Gate for dangerous products, the former Rapid Alert System.

The report shows that authorities exchanged 2,257 alerts on dangerous products. Toys' belonged to the most notified product category (31%), followed by 'motor vehicles' (19%), and 'clothing, textiles and fashion items' (10%), while the main risks flagged were chemical risks and injuries (25% each) followed by the choking risk for children (18%).

Product recalls are one of the most common measures to reduce the risks posed by dangerous products, however the proportion of products successfully recovered from consumers remains generally low. The results of a new survey on the issue show that aa third of the respondents consciously continue to use recalled products, suggesting that recall notices may not have much effect on consumers and/or that the risk may not be communicated clearly enough.

More than half of all the detected dangerous products come from China. Cooperation with Chinese authorities in the product safety field continues to be a priority, but the results are mixed. The Commission continues to work with the competent Chinese authorities on this. This includes raising awareness about the product safety rules that need to be met when selling to EU consumers.

Related links

Annual report and factsheet with national statistics

Safety Gate

Safety Gate alerts listings

Survey on the effectiveness of recalls

Business Gateway

Search tool for the Rapid Alert System published information

Safety Gate national contact points

Safety Gate statistical tool to produce your own statistics


Terug naar boven