The 25 th April 2015, the European Commission has published a full report on Product Safety issues. The report includes new figures illustrated that in 2015, 2072 products, as toys and clothing up, triggered EU-wide alerts.
The Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products operates through a network of 31 countries. Each country can post an alert on the system to signal an unsafe product for consumers in his market place, then the other member states can stop the circulation of the product on their own market and react by concrete actions to mitigate the risk and protect consumers (2745 follow-up actions registered).
EU members and businesses have the same goal: to ensure that all those unsafe products are withdrawn from the European market.
Věra Jourová , EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality reacted:
"The Rapid Alert system has helped coordinate quick reactions between consumer protection authorities to remove dangerous products across Europe. Two challenges lie ahead of us: online sales bringing products directly to consumer's houses through mail and the strong presence of Chinese products signalled through the Rapid Alert system. I'm going to China in June to further step up our important cooperation with the Chinese authorities on product safety."
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