2017 EU Recalls Review
Here we summarize the results of the Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products for 2017. The Rapid Alert System, established in 2004, is operated by an experienced network of 31 national authorities assisted by the European Commission. Every week, around 40 alerts are registered and published on the web. In 2017, a total of 2,022 alerts have been registered on the RAPEX website, a growth of 7% on the 1,887 registered in 2016.By Bureau Veritas Technical Services 3 minute read
The above chart graph shows the difference by Member State between the number of notifications submitted in the Rapid Alert System in 2016 and 2017. Germany was the largest contributor of notifications followed by Spain, France and Hungary.
The biggest rise in notifications came in Poland rising from under 50 in 2016 to 117 in 2017.
As an importer and seller of consumer goods across the EU, it is worthwhile reviewing the notifying countries as areas of interest.
Alerts by Product Lines
The above chart shows the number of alerts by Product Line submitted in the Rapid Alert System in 2016 and 2017. Toys & Baby Products was the largest category followed by Transportation (Motor Vehicles), Electrical and Electronics, Softlines, Hardlines and then Cosmetics.
The biggest rise actually occurred in the Toys & Baby Products Product Line rising 23% in 2017 vs 2016. Hardlines and Cosmetics both experienced a decrease.
Alerts by Product Category
The above chart shows the number of alerts by Product Category submitted in the Rapid Alert System in 2016 and 2017. Toys were the largest category followed by Motor Vehicles, Clothing, Electrical Appliances, Baby Products and the Lighting Equipment.
Alerts by Type of Risk
The above chart shows the number of alerts by type of risk in the Rapid Alert System in 2016 and 2017. Injuries were the largest category followed by Chemical risk, Choking, Electric Shock, Fire and Strangulation.
Alerts by Country of Origin
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