SGS has announced the launch of its new ‘Product Recalls’ digital platform – an at-a-glance, online database that gives consumer goods manufacturers and retailers of electrical and electronic consumer goods (among other non-food products) free and instant access to product recall data from across the EU and USA.

The platform generates a searchable database of all unsafe product notifications compiled by official surveillance authorities operating in the European Union (RAPEX and RASFF) and United States (CPSC and FDA); with data from Australia and Canada to be incorporated into the site later this year. 

Andy Gibbard, global head of digital marketing and communication, SGS, said: “As an industry leader we’re delighted to offer this ground-breaking new digital asset that is accurate, comprehensive, trustworthy and timely. In bringing together the latest unsafe product notifications from four governmental sources, this platform provides pertinent and insightful data that will help retailers and manufacturers understand and manage risk within their own organisations.”

SGS was inspired to develop the digital resource in response to the growing need for manufacturers and retailers to comply with multiple international regulatory requirements, as more countries open their borders to global trade. 

The online platform enables users to search data by notifying country, product category, risk type, country of origin, or by source, ie surveillance authority (CPSC, FDA, RAPEX or RASFF).