Consumer policy

Consumer Product Safety


 OECD work on consumer product safety aims to improve co-operation amongst jurisdictions. The focus of its mandate is on improving information sharing and promoting greater co-operation among product safety market surveillance, enforcement, and regulatory authorities worldwide by: 


  • Identifying safety issues early
  • Sharing practices and policy law developments
  • Addressing safety concerns in a consistent way
  • Supporting global and regional fora


Product Recalls

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OECD GlobalRecalls portal: database of product recalls from around the world

Enhancing product recall effectiveness globally (2018)

Measuring and maximising the impact of product recalls globally (2018)


Awareness Campaigns

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Safety of products sold online (#SafeProductsOnline) 12-16 November 2018

Furniture tip-overs (November 2017) | Window covering cord safety (June 2016)

Laundry detergent capsules (March 2015) | Button battery safety (June 2014)


 Online Product Safety

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Online product safety: Trends and shallenges

Online product safety sweep results (2016)



New Technologies


Consumer product safety in the Internet of Things

Consumer policy and the smart home (2018)

Policy Developments

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Japan   Korea

New Zealand   United States


Risk Assessment


International consumer product safety risk assessment practices

Product risk assessment practices of regulatory agencies (2016)


Earlier reports 


See also


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