The RAPEX report 2005 provides an assessment of the operation of the RAPEX system in 2005, in accordance with the Annual Policy Strategy, which requires “an assessment of the effectiveness of the revised GPSD in the enlarged EU”.

The report includes a number of statistics, in particular the number of notifications, including a comparison with previous years, the notifying country, the origin of the products, the categories of products, and the nature of risk.

The statistics show that application of the system and transmission of notifications to the Commission have risen steeply during the last few years. In the second year after the entry into force of the revised GPSD in January 2004, the number of serious risk notifications has almost doubled from 388 in 2004 to 701 in 2005.

Statistics 2006