The European Commission published its annual RAPEX report. Like in previous years, toys were the most often registered dangerous product in 2017.
Statistics for Europe
A total of 2201 warnings have been registered, followed by 4000 actions like the removal of the affected products from the market.
Within the EU, the top 3 of the most dangerous product categories are:
- Toys (29%)
- Motor vehicles (20%)
- Clothing, textiles and fashion items (12%)
In 2017, the risk most often notified was injury (28%), followed by chemical risk (22%).
Statistics for Austria
15 reports about dangerous products occured in Austria. Similar to the EU-wide statistics, toys (53%), motor vehicles (27%) and clothing, textiles and fashion items (7%) ranged at the top of the list. However, other risks were reported:
- Choking (53%)
- Injuries (33%)
- Damage to hearing (7%)
37 follow-up actions were implemented in Austria.
Read more about the RAPEX annual report on the website of the EU Commission. You can download the full report at this link.