There are 3 key findings in the RAPEX Report for 2008:

  • Overall, the number of notifications on dangerous products sent through the RAPEX system rose by 16%
  • The biggest category once again was toys
  • Most of the notified products came from China

Meglena Kuneva, the European Consumer Commissioner, explained: "A 16% increase in notifications means that the RAPEX system is working better and the overall capacity is increasing. It means that fewer dangerous consumer goods – particularly toys - are "slipping through the net". The figures show that Member states are more and more active. They are better targeting their inspections and enforcement actions and are increasingly effective. Business too took their responsibilities more seriously and recalled their unsafe products from the market more readily."

Know more about SGS RAPEX 2008 Annual Report (PDF (2.6 MB).


Stéphanie Pionchon
Consumer Testing Services

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