CARICOM consumer warning system now online

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has introduced an online consumer-protection warning system in which 13 million consumers in 14 member states can themselves alert authorities to dangerous products on the market, except food.

Dubbed the CARICOM Rapid Exchange System for Dangerous Non-food Consumer Goods (CARREX), the system was created in response to calls by consumer groups for stronger region-wide market surveillance for unsafe consumer goods, CARICOM officials said.

CARREX operates its Consumer Product Incident Reporting System through carrex.caricom.org, a website on which consumers in any CARICOM country can alert their national contact point about a product which they have found to cause harm or poses a safety hazard.   more

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