EU Safety Gate – 2018 report of the Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products

The latest EU Safety Gate (formerly RAPEX)  details the 2018 results for the Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products.

Some of our key observations and trends in the report:

  • The number of alerts has been steadily increasing for the last few years
  • The country of origin triggering these alerts is dominated by products from China
  • Toys is the category of product triggering the most alerts and has been for the last 5 years
  • Clothes & Textiles was the highest category several years ago but seems to be steadily decreasing
  • Injuries and Chemical are the most common risk types notified to the Safety Gate, followed by Choking

Please click below to download and read the report:

EU Safety Gate Report 2018

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