Buying online? Check if the products are safe
Products from all over the world, delivered to our door in a few clicks – that’s the beauty of online shopping. But what about the safety of the products we buy? As consumers, we have the right to expect that the products delivered to us will cause no harm.
The European Commission keeps a list of dangerous products found across Europe in the Rapid Alert System. Find out how the system works and check what products to avoid. You can also check the OECD portal on worldwide product recalls.
There are safety rules and mechanisms in place that have to be respected before making a product available to consumers. And national authorities across the European Union are taking action to ensure that products sold to us are safe. But there are also a number of things we can do ourselves. These are the most up to date tips from the European Commission on buying online safely: