Thousands of harmful products stopped by the EU


The caution system used within the EU stops more and more products from reaching the internal market. 2014 was no exception, when nearly 2,500 different products were banned.

It is the website who report on the continued increase in the number of products banned in the EU's internal market. Last year 2,435 products were stopped thanks to the warning system used by the EU, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland.

Toys, clothes and textiles are the products most often imposed with a sales ban, and nearly two-thirds of the products banned in 2014 originated from China. Since the launch of the caution system in 2003, more than 19,000 non-food products has been banned from the EU's internal market.