Defects in children's toys and clothing most common recalls, finds rapid alert system

Irwin Mitchell has called for stricter product inspections after more than 2,000 non-food items were registered as dangerous.

The European Commission Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products (RAPEX) registered some 2,072 alerts and 2,745 follow-up actions in its system. Faults and defects in children's toys and clothing were the most common recalls.

In January, retailer Next was forced to issue a recall on children's dressing gowns over fire safety concerns.

Meanwhile in April, Swedish furniture giant IKEA recalled its Lattjo Bat Cape due to 'risk of strangulation' after reports that three children...

Jean-Yves Gilg
Solicitors Journal

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