Passenger cars in the rapex notifications

  • Marcin Pigłowski Gdynia Maritime University
Keywords: passenger car, notification, RAPEX, Statistica


In the study presented similarities within 1533 notifications on passenger cars (subcategory of category motor vehicles)in the Rapid Alert System for Dangerous Non-food Products (RAPEX) in 2006-2017. The studies took into account passenger car brands and year, submitting country, origin country, risk type and entity taking measures. The cluster analysis using two-way joining in Statistica 12 was applied. The most frequently the following brands were notified: Renault, Peugeot, Citroën (originated from France) and Mercedes (from Germany). The number of notifications increased from 2006 to 2017. The passenger cars in the RAPEX were most commonly notified by Germany (it related to Mercedes). The most commonly risks, which were notified were injuries and also fire. The measures against to notified cars were usually taken by economic operator (manufacturer, distributor or importer).


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