Some more info from the "About Page" for the database:
Every day, new products are manufactured and sold across borders and online. Increased trade and more sophisticated designs can make it difficult to ensure that the products consumers buy are safe for them.
To help, the OECD is hosting the GlobalRecalls portal, which is the first online tool that contains regularly-updated information on consumer product recalls issued by jurisdictions around the world. Now, users can find out about product issues in other jurisdictions presented in their own language.
Consumers can use this portal to check for safety alerts about the products they intend to buy, especially when making online purchases from abroad. Businesses can improve tracking of emerging hazards from around the world which will help them to move quickly to address problems. And governments are better positioned to remove unsafe products from the market, better protecting consumers.
The portal was launched at the International Product Safety Week on 19 October 2012.
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