Dortmund - In 2017, European market surveillance authorities reported 2,199 risky products. The authorities were particularly struck by toys and motor vehicles. This is shown by the current evaluation of the products reported throughout Europe within the framework of the European Rapid Alert System RAPEX. These and other facts are contained in the report "Dangerous Products 2018", which the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) has now published as the central reporting office in Germany. [...]
The German market also detected dangerous products that violated the REACH regulation. In total, 37 products were reported due to increased concentrations of chemical substances. These were almost exclusively leather garments in which the chromium content was significantly exceeded. The market surveillance authorities also found serious deficiencies in 19 electrical equipment.
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