The Detriment Suffered by European Union Consumers and Society per Year Due to Product-Related Injuries (2017)

Source: European Commission. Study to Support the Preparation of an Evaluation of the General Product Safety Directive As Well As of an Impact Assessment on Its Potential Revision - Part 2: Impact Assessment (Brussels: European Commission, June 2021)
Topic: Illegal Products
Reference year: 2017
Geographical area: European Union
Method: Administrative data
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The chart presents the estimated prejudice caused by all product-related injuries to consumers in the European Union in 2017, based on the results of the impact assessment study realised for the evaluation of the General Product Safety Directive and its potential revision for the European Commission. The results show an estimate of 76.6 billion euro per year in financial prejudice to EU consumers and society due to product-related injuries. Out of the total amount, 48% of this prejudice is related to non-fatal injuries. These estimates exclude losses caused by work and transportation accidents.