On October 19, 2012, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) announced the launch of the GlobalRecalls portal.
Online PR News – 22-November-2012 – United Kingdom – The new GlobalRecalls portal is the first online tool gathering product recall notifications from several jurisdictions around the world and allowing users to search product recall notifications per product and per country in their own language.
For several years, the number of recalls has been constantly increasing throughout the world and this portal aims to raise awareness on safety concerns and to promote and improve product safety.
GlobalRecalls (http://globalrecalls.oecd.org/AboutThePortal.aspx?lang=En) will allow consumers to check for product recall alerts for products they intend to buy in shops or on the internet. Businesses will be able to check existing or new products hazards in different countries, and national authorities will be alerted on unsafe products they should remove from the market to protect consumers.
The portal currently contains product recalls from Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States. Recalls from other OECD and non-OECD members should be added the coming months.
About SGS Product Recalls Publications
The SGS publication “Product Recalls” (http://www.sgs.com/en/Consumer-Goods-Retail/Product-Recalls.aspx) is issued on a regular basis and contains a comprehensive summary of up-to-date product recall notifications in the US, European and Australian markets. The information in this publication can help you minimize costly recalls by being aware of recall cases and related potential risks and hazards.
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