The CARICOM Rapid Alert system for the Exchange of Information on Dangerous (non-food) Consumer Goods - CARREX functions as a rapid information exchange mechanism between Member States and the CARICOM Secretariat, on preventive and restrictive measures taken by the fifteen (15) Member States on consumer products found on the market that pose a serious risk to the health and safety of consumers.

The Alerts on the dangerous products found will include, the risks identified, the product brand, country of origin, etc. and the measures taken in the notifying country in order to prevent or restrict their marketing or use. The Alerts will also include information on the countries where the same product was found and further measures were taken by the Member State.

Measures can be ordered by national authorities (compulsory measures) or be taken directly by manufacturers, retailers and distributors (voluntary measures).

The CARREX ecosystem is maintained by the CARICOM CSME Unit.

For more information about CARICOM and the CARICOM CSME Unit see the following websites: