Hardlines recalls in the EU fell by 21% compared to Q4 2016; in the USA they increased by 2%. The risk of choking associated with toys increased in the EU, but dropped in the USA. Hobby and sports equipment recall increased too, both in the EU and USA – though for markedly different products. In the EU four airguns were recalled for a risk of damage to sight, while in the USA three bicycles were recalled due to the risk of a fall.
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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