OECD news conference to launch global product recall portal, Friday 19 October 2012, Brussels


15/10/2012 - The OECD will host a news conference to launch its new global portal on product recalls during the International Product Safety Week 2012 at 11.00 AM on Friday 19 October at the Charlemagne Building, rue de la Loi 170, 1040 Brussels.

The online portal will give consumers, business and governments quick and easy access to the latest information on products recalled from markets in Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States. It is designed to promote and improve product safety. Deaths and injuries worldwide from unsafe products are estimated to cost more than USD 1 trillion each year.

Speakers will include: Ruth Mackay, Chair of the OECD Working Party on Consumer Product Safety; Rintaro Tamaki, OECD Deputy Secretary-General; Mrs Paola Testori Coggi, Director General of the EC Directorate General for Health & Consumers; and Inez Tenebaum, Chairman of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

To register, journalists should go to: Please note that the registration closes 72 hours prior to the event.

Please note that prior to the press event, a stakeholder meeting will be held from 10-11 AM, which will be webcast at:


The agenda and further information is available at


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