RAPEX is the EU rapid alert system for all dangerous consumer products, with the exception of food, pharmaceutical and medical devices. It allows for the rapid exchange of information between Member States and the Commission of measures taken to prevent or restrict the marketing or use of products posing a serious risk to the health and safety of consumers. Both measures ordered by national authorities and measures taken voluntarily by producers and distributors are covered by RAPEX.
The product categories that gained the most notifications in 2017: Clothing, Textiles and Fashion items came in the top 5 products that were reported the most in 2017. Within these categories the risk categories that gained the most risks where:
Exposure to hazardous chemicals was reported to be the second highest risk factor within the produce categories; a scoring of 22% outlines the need for in-depth chemical testing requirements.
As we are now coming towards the end of 2018, will we see that any change or reduction in the risk categories?
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This month, the Chem-MAP® team have produced their final article highlighting MRSL chemicals such as Short Chained Chlorinated Paraffins (SCCPs), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Halogenated Solvents, Chlorobenzenes and Chlorotoluenes. These MRSL chemicals can be found within the ZDHC MRSL CAS Chemicals list which the Chem-MAP® team can test to through...Published 28th May 2019 Read more