Product Recall Trends in Softlines: Q2 2017
Chemical and flammability risks are the main issues for recalled clothing products in the EU and USA respectively.
Flammability of children’s clothing was the main risk in the USA in Q2 2017. Six of the nine products recalled in the clothing, textile and fashion category were items of children’s clothing. Overall in Q2 product recalls in clothing, textile and fashion increased by 125%, when compared to Q1 2017.
Issues surrounding chemicals and choking in clothing, textile and fashion items were the two biggest risk categories resulting in recalls in the EU in Q2 2017. Of 51 recalls in this category, 20 were a result of chemical risk in leather accessories. Over the same period, recalls of jewelry products dropped 58% and there were no PPE recalls.
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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