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RAPEX annual report 2017

Dangerous toys

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:

  1. Toys (29%)
  2. Motor vehicles (20%)
  3. 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:

  1. Choking (53%)
  2. Injuries (33%)
  3. 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.

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