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Monday April 17, 2017

RAPEX Reports Rose in Q1 2017 Compared to 2016

RAPEX reporting was up about 18% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to last year. Tallies respectively were 534 and 453. That is the system's biggest start since 2014, when the first three months saw 581 reports. The 2017 total includes 202 reports the EU received in March, and highlights of the month's top numbers included (bit.ly/2ovnwsC):

  • Reporters (26 nations) Germany (32), Netherlands (30), Spain (26), Hungary (21), Poland (17), France (13), U.K. (11), Cyprus (6), Ireland (5).
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  • Origins (24 nations plus unknown): China (114), unknown (14), Germany (23), France (8), Italy/U.S. (7 each), Poland (5), India/United Kingdom (4 each).
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  • Products: (22 categories): Toys (60), motor vehicles (34), jewelry (25), clothing/textiles/fashion (12), electrical appliances/equipment (10), machinery (9), lighting (7).
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  • Risks (14 types): Chemical (60), injuries (56), choking (37), electric shock and fire (18 each), burns and hearing damage (9 each), damage to sight (6 each).
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  • Brands/Models: Both known (141), just brand (17), just model (31), neither (13).
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  • Remedies: Compulsory (13), voluntary (94), combo (5).
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  • Risk Levels: Serious (154), other 14, info only (34).

 

RAPEX Notifications by Month* and Quarter – 2011 TO 2017#

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

TOT

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2017

151

181

202

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

534

534

 

 

 

2016

138

164

151

162

167

170

132

159

193

207

193

217

2,053

453

499

484

617

2015

174

174

158

170

130

161

170

142

165

172

223

234

2,073

506

461

477

629

2014

227

211

143

159

162

227

207

166

210

224

162

290

2,388

581

548

583

676

2013

192

148

152

151

144

181

239

221

173

235

261

267

2,364

492

476

633

763

2012

227

243

177

154

152

188

211

234

175

187

186

144

2,278

647

494

620

517

2011

114

126

123

113

135

115

152

177

181

184

161

222

1,803

363

363

510

567

* Numbers for individual months might differ slightly from previous charts because the European Commission occasionally updates its data.

# Earlier tallies: 2010: 2,244 | 2009: 1,993 | 2008: 1,866 | 2007: 1,605 | 2006: 1,051 | 2005: 847 | 2004: 468 | 2003; 139. Excludes professional products and non-health/safety notices.