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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The RAPEX system was launched in 2004 to ensure an efficient dissemination of information to all the member states to enable rapid reaction to products on the market that contain a serious threat to the health and security of consumers.
Merseyside MEP Chris Davies believes the RAPEX system is an example of the EU working at its best.
More information can be found on the Rapex website at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/consumers_safety/safety_products/rapex/alerts/ .
EcoWaste's Project Protect coordinator Thony Dizon, describing the toys as "cute but very dangerous," said that the European countries' ban on "Shrilling Chicken" was included in the Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Dangerous Products (RAPEX) report 29 issued Friday by the European Union.
According to statistics provided by the EP, around 10% of goods picked up by the EU's RAPEX alert system cannot be traced back to the manufacturer.
For the first time since being set up in 2004, the European Union's rapid alert system for non-food dangerous products (RAPEX) registered a decline in the number of notifications submitted in 2011.
The cords or drawstrings can become entangled in bicycles, doors, car doors, or playground equipment concluded the report, leading to severe injury or death and there had been "a high number of notifications" of such incidents to Brussels' RAPEX consumer alert service.
The European Commission has asked all 27 EU nations to keep it informed of any problems, under the community's rapid alert system for dangerous consumer products, known as RAPEX.
Ausserdem ist es ein Dreh- und Angelpunkt fur den schnellen Informationsaustausch mit der Europaischen Union im Bereich der Lebensmittelsicherheit (RAPEX).
Hair-dryers, mini motorbikes, ski boot bindings, cleaning sprays and even wigs which all posed a safety threat are also on the list of 924 products which were swept off the shelves under a rapid alert system known as RAPEX.
The mechanism for this effort will be a Product Safety Network that will develop Rapid Alert System (RAPEX) procedures.
Since this product does not comply with the REACH Regulation, it can be found on the RAPEX platform that is issued by the European Commission.