Product Recall Trends in Hardlines: Q4 2017
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 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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