The statistics on this page focus mainly on notifications (and related reactions) of products posing a serious risk to the health and safety of consumers. The Annual Reports from 2010 on show statistics on all notifications.
The 2012 Annual Report on the EU Rapid Information System for non-food products (RAPEX) outlines market surveillance cooperation during the year between the European Commission, EU Member States and other parties. This is aimed at ensuring that only safe products are placed on the European Single Market and at protecting consumers and public interests.
RAPEX allows Member States and the Commission to exchange information on dangerous products and communicate risks to consumers. When a national authority identifies a risk from a product, it acts to eliminate it and informs the Commission. The Commission informs RAPEX Contact Points in all other EU Member States. They notify their authorities who check if the product is on their market and take action.
The report gives a statistical overview of RAPEX in 2012 in terms of notifications of risks and reactions by Member States. This covers notifying and reacting countries, countries of origin and types of products subject to notification, risks posed and measures taken.
Market surveillance developments are outlined as regards enforcement of, and compliance with, product safety requirements, specific product risks and international consumer safety cooperation.
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RAPEX notifications (monthly reports)
Since its implementation, the number of notifications disseminated through RAPEX has grown significantly. This achievement for the safety of Europe's consumers is the result of shared efforts and the efficient cooperation between all the national authorities and the European Commission.
More information about the number and origin of the notifications, the type and origin of notified products, the identified risks is available in the monthly reports below.
RAPEX reactions (monthly reports)
Member States react in response to RAPEX notifications. In reactions sent to RAPEX notifications, Member States inform the Commission whether the notified dangerous product was found also on their territories and which measures were adopted to restrict its marketing and distribution.
All the details can be found in the monthly reports below (as of 2010).
RAPEX reactions 2013
RAPEX reactions 2012
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RAPEX reactions 2010