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Monday April 17, 2017

Reactions Continue Surge in Q1 2017

The 950 RAPEX reactions handled by the EU in the first quarter of 2017 represent the system's fastest start. The tally is nearly 25% above the 762 last year and 16% over the previous fastest start: the 819 in the first quarter of 2015.

 

The new numbers include 428 reactions in March, and highlights of the month's top numbers included (bit.ly/2nZpvS4):

  • Reactors (27 nations): Norway (57), Denmark (42), Poland and Sweden (35 each), Netherlands (34), Slovakia and United Kingdom (32) Slovenia (27), Greece (24).
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  • Reactions: Also found (366), not found (31), more info on found (24), more info on not-found (4), disagreement (3).
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  • Reactors' Actions: voluntary remedy (363), compulsory remedy (24), nothing (41).
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  • Original Notifiers (27 nations): Germany (140), France (117), U.K. (40), Poland (23), Portugal (20), Spain (10).
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  • Origins (32 nations plus unknown): France (129), Germany (77), Japan and U.K. (25), Italy (18, U.S. (15).
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  • Products (19 categories): Motor vehicles (333), toys (21), childcare articles (14), clothing/textiles/fashion (13), protective equipment (8).
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  • Risks (13 types): Injuries (341), fires (36), chemical (23), choking (13), strangulation (9), burns (7).

 

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

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

TOT

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2016

313

209

428

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

950

950

 

 

 

2016

222

278

262

280

344

421

351

458

283

356

221

353

3,829

762

1,045

1,092

930

2015

210

249

360

184

254

271

274

193

151

192

186

234

2,758

819

709

618

612

2014

325

254

203

183

174

218

169

191

196

220

282

313

2,728

782

575

556

815

2013

223

119

176

114

242

136

147

163

180

300

182

265

2,247

518

492

490

747

2012

191

159

178

116

200

82

107

117

115

152

125

218

1,760

528

398

339

495

2011

119

150

159

100

107

103

105

217

306

268

260

210

2,104

428

310

628

738

Reactions are nations’ responses to other countries’ initial notifications, mostly for also finding the products but for other reasons too, including disputing the initial notices.

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

# Earlier tallies: 2010: 2,154 | 2009: 1,556 | 2008: 1,745 | 2007: 1,856. Excludes professional products and non-health/safety notices.