The Rapid Alert System for non-food dangerous products facilitates the rapid exchange of information between national authorities of 31 countries and the European Commission on dangerous products found on the market.
The Commission publishes a weekly overview of the alerts on products reported by the national authorities. They include information on the dangerous products found, the risks identified and the measures taken in the notifying country in order to prevent or restrict their marketing or use. Measures can be ordered by national authorities ("compulsory measures") or be taken directly by producers and distributors ("voluntary measures"). Each alert also includes information on the countries where the same product was found and further measures were taken.
to inform you when each week's report is published
on the database of dangerous products
- Under the terms of Annex II.10 of the General Product Safety Directive ( 2001/95/EC) responsibility for the information provided lies with the notifying party. The Commission does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.
- Before using information contained in these reports, please read:
- Links to the website may be created subject to respect of the conditions set out on: http://europa.eu/abouteuropa/faq/index_en.htm
- As of 2010, the weekly reports include a separate section on professional products posing a serious risk with regard to health and safety. Since 2013, they also include products posing a risk with regard to other public interests protected via the relevant EU legislation (e.g. environment and security). Also, from 2013, a section has been added for products posing risks where measures have been taken although the risk is less than serious.
The official contact points of the Member and EFTA-EEA States provide the information published in these weekly overviews.