The Safety Gate 2020-11-16T10:28:17+01:00

The Safety Gate

The Safety Gate

To monitor the safety of products on sale for free consumption, the European Commission has set up a rapid alert system called Safety Gate, previously called RAPEX (Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products).

To monitor the safety of products on sale for free consumption, the European Commission has set up a rapid alert system called Safety Gate, previously called RAPEX (Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products).

The Safety Gate collects and disseminates reports on dangerous products from individual Member States within the European Community, providing:

  • the commercial details of the product;
  • information relating to the nature of the risk;
  • the measures that the Member State has adopted in response to the report (eg marketing ban and withdrawal from the market).

The purpose of the Safety Gate is to inform European consumers of the risk and to alert the competent authorities of the countries that are part of the system, which can then verify the presence of the dangerous product on their national market and take any action.

Here are the vaping products listed to date on The Safety Gate:

Product Technical defect Link to alert
Liquid Excessive amount of nicotine.
Excessive volume.
Alert
Battery An external short circuit can occur. Alert
Liquid Excessive amount of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Excessive volume. Alert
Battery charger Possible electric shock. Alert
Liquid Excessive volume. Alert
Liquid Excessive volume. Alert
Liquid Excessive volume. Alert
Liquid Excessive volume.
Lack of child-proof fastening.
Alert
Liquid Excessive volume.
Inadequate nicotine warnings.
Alert
Liquid Excessive volume.
Inadequate nicotine warnings.
Alert
Liquid Excessive volume.
Inadequate nicotine warnings.
Alert
Liquid Excessive volume.
Inadequate nicotine warnings.
Alert
Liquid Inadequate leaflet. Alert
Liquid Excessive amount of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Excessive amount of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Inadequate leaflet. Alert
Liquid Excessive amount of nicotine.
Excessive volume.
Alert
Liquid Inadequate leaflet. Alert
Liquid Excessive amount of nicotine.
Excessive volume.
Lack of child-proof fastening.
Alert
Liquid Inadequate leaflet. Alert
Liquid Inadequate leaflet. Alert
Liquid Lack of  a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Power supply Defects could lead to the user getting an electric shock. Alert
Power supply The soldered conductors are not properly positioned or fixed. Alert
Liquid Inadequate safety label bearing risk-related indications,
safety advice or recommendations for correct and safe use.
Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine.
Lack of child-proof fastening.
Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine.
Lack of child-proof fastening.
Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine.
Lack of child-proof fastening.
Alert
Liquid It contains nicotine, although it is specifically
mentioned that it is nicotine-free.
Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Set of e- cigs The electrical insulation of the mains power supply is not sufficient. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Lack of a clear reference to the presence of nicotine. Alert
Liquid Food images on the packaging. Alert

Here are the vaping products listed to date on The Safety Gate:

Product
Technical defect
Liquid
Excessive amount of nicotine.
Excessive volume.
Battery
An external short circuit can occur.
Liquid
Excessive amount of nicotine.
Liquid
Excessive volume.
Battery charger
Possible electric shock.
Liquid
Excessive volume.
Liquid
Excessive volume.
Liquid
Excessive volume.
Liquid
Excessive volume.
Liquid
Excessive volume.
Lack of child-proof fastening.
Liquid
Excessive volume.
Inadequate nicotine warnings.
Liquid
Excessive volume.
Inadequate nicotine warnings.
Liquid
Excessive volume.
Inadequate nicotine warnings.
Liquid
Excessive volume.
Inadequate nicotine warnings.
Liquid
Inadequate leaflet.
Liquid
Excessive amount of nicotine.
Liquid
Excessive amount of nicotine.
Liquid
Inadequate leaflet.
Liquid
Excessive amount of nicotine.
Excessive volume.
Liquid
Inadequate leaflet.
Liquid
Excessive amount of nicotine.
Excessive volume.
Lack of child-proof fastening.
Liquid
Inadequate leaflet.
Liquid
Inadequate leaflet.
Liquid
Lack of  a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Power supply
Defects could lead to the user getting
an electric shock.
Power supply
The soldered conductors are not
properly positioned or fixed.
Liquid
Inadequate safety label bearing
risk-related indications, safety advice
or recommendations for
correct and safe use.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Lack of child-proof fastening.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Lack of child-proof fastening.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Lack of child-proof fastening.
Liquid
It contains nicotine, although it is
specifically mentioned that it is
nicotine-free.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Set of e- cigs
The electrical insulation of the mains
power supply is not sufficient.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to
the presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Lack of a clear reference to the
presence of nicotine.
Liquid
Food images on the packaging.