RAPEX


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RAPEX

abbreviation for rapid information exchange system. Under this system Member States of the European Union notify the Commission of dangerous products and they in turn warn other Member States.
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These five countries accounted for 47% of all RAPEX notifications pertaining to products exposing consumers to a serious risk.
Detailed information on conformity with the regulations is available at RAPEX, the EU rapid alert system for all dangerous consumer products (except food, pharmaceuticals and medical devices)--at http://ec.
The system involves a national authority notifying the European Commission, which puts the offending product on the RAPEX database, monitored regularly by trading standards authorities, which can then act to ban the goods on their own territory.
governmental agencies such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the use of the RAPEX website and Product Safety Network.
The problem exists in the EU as well: the annual report by RAPEX, the European rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products, states that 324 dangerous toy notifications were made in 2011.
In addition, a number of other carnival items products have been listed as unsuitable by European System Information Exchange RAPEX including some masks and consumes.
Bulgaria and Hungary filed around one quarter of all signals for unsafe goods in the EU in 2012, according to statistics of RAPEX, the EU rapid alert system for all dangerous consumer products.
com)-- The European Commission annually publishes the statistics of RAPEX notifications.
which was sold as oval white bonbons and "can be confused with a foodstuff by children and swallowed", warned EU consumer alert service RAPEX.
Bulgaria notified RAPEX, a European rapid alert system for dangerous products, a total of 162 times in 2011, thus accounting for 10% of all EU notifications.
Since the launch of RAPEX in 2004, the number of notifications has increased from 468 to 2,244 (in 2010).
CHINA and Hong Kong were the most common sources of personal care products reported last year through the European Union's (EU) RAPEX consumer alert service as being potentially unsafe or breaching the EU cosmetics directive.