Project for the European CommissionNew ConPolicy project on strategies to maximize the effectiveness of product recalls

Dangerous products may pose a risk to consumers and the people around them, with potentially serious consequences. Product recall is one of the main ways that producers, distributors and the authorities can work together to reduce risks posed by dangerous products, potentially avoiding dangers. However, recalls only reduce risk if consumers respond appropriately. Appropriate consumer behavior may include returning, disposing of, or storing products without using them in the future. Because recalls are only as effective at the consumer response, it is important to understand consumer behavior in this regard.

The project aims to identify ways to increase product registration and the effectiveness of recalls of non-food products, with a focus on behavioral measures to promote registration and product recalls. The project is funded by the European Commission.

Further information on the project can be found here.