RAPEX


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RAPEXRapid Alert System for Non-Food Consumer Products (EU)
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The RAPEX system was established in 2004 as a bridge between the member states and the European Commission to allow a quick dissemination of information on non-food products that are potentially dangerous.
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The European Commission, which has stated that Apple has been very cooperative, 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.
EU Consumer Commissioner Meglena Kuneva held talks with the Chinese authorities and launched a sweeping review of the EU's Rapex system, under which a dangerous product identified in one member state triggers an alert in all EU countries.
A rapid response system known as RAPEX allows EU countries to share information about products posing a health and safety risk to consumers.
The Rapex condom is also designed to protect women in the country where one in nine is HIV-positive.
The EU Member States will cooperate and share information in these matters through the RAPEX information procedure (see Chapter V and Annex II).
The European Rapid Alert System for Dangerous Goods (Rapex) announced that the Makita power chainsaw with model number EA7900P50E was voluntarily recalled by the supplier because it poses a risk of injuries.
In the European Union market alone, the total number of non- food dangerous product notifications was 2,125 in 2015, an increase of 1,278 in a span of ten years (RAPEX, 2016).
1) CFIA - RAPEX - Recall Plans - Importer's Guide (http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/safe-food-production-systems/food-recall-and-emergency-response/importers-guide/eng/1376337628284/1376337687139)