The European Commission presented its latest report on the Rapid Alert System for dangerous products. In 2016, the system was more actively used by national authorities, who removed more dangerous products from stores. However, more and more of the dangerous products notified in the Rapid Alert System are sold on online platforms. This is why the Commission has stepped up its cooperation with Amazon, Ebay and Alibaba to tackle more actively potentially unsafe or non-compliant products from their websites which sell to consumers in the EU. The cooperation between EU countries has intensified and they increasingly use the Rapid Alert System to ensure that dangerous products are quickly removed everywhere in Europe. In 2016 there were 2,044 alerts on dangerous products circulated among national authorities through the Rapid Alert System. These alerts prompted 3,824 follow-up actions, such as product recalls. The number of reactions was more than twice as high as the previous years. This shows that national authorities are following up more closely on alerts and taking all necessary measures to make the market a safer place for consumers. In 2016, toys was the most notified product category (26%), followed by motor vehicles (18%), and clothing, textiles and fashion items (13%). As far as risks are concerned, in 2016, the risk most often notified was injury (25%), followed by the chemical risk (23%). The majority of dangerous products notified in the system came from outside the EU. China was indicated as a country of origin for 53% (1,069) of notified products. There was a 9 percentage point drop in the number of alerts on products from China from 62% in 2015 to 53% in 2016. Dangerous products of European origin accounted for 468 notifications (23%). In 2016, 102 notifications (5%) signalled the United States and 53 notifications (2.6%) indicated Turkey as country of origin. For 158 notified products (8%) the origin is unknown. More on dangerous products at : http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-602_en.htm.