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In Q4 of 2017, recalls of hardlines products in both the USA and EU increased, compared to the previous quarter.

With 52 recalls, the USA saw an increase in recalls of 86%. Product categories seeing an increase in recalls included furniture, hobby/sports equipment, machinery and chemical products.

In the EU, 257 hardlines products were recalled an increase of 10% on the previous quarter. These included toys, children’s equipment, food contact materials and hobby/sports equipment, which presented risks including chemical, choking, injury and environmental.

Product Recall Trends Hardlines

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Product Recall Trends provides a quarterly overview of the top recalled product categories and products, and the main associated risks, in the EU and the USA.

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