Analysis of the Commission’s 2019 Safety Gate Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products (RAPEX) data carried out by industry association Cefic revealed that 92% of REACH non-compliant chemicals originated outside the bloc.
Under the RAPEX system member states and the European Commission share information about products positing a risk. The 2019 data lists 1,468 instances of chemicals not compliant with the law, 42% fell foul of REACH, 18% the Toy Safety Directive and 17% the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive.
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