Q1 2018 saw a reduction in recalls of cosmetic, personal care and household items of 3% in the EU, and following an unusually high number of recalls in Q4 2017 the USA saw just three products recalled, a significant drop of 95%.

In the USA, just three products were recalled – all cosmetics – two of which were for microbiological risks.

In the EU, 28 cosmetic products were recalled, including 11 perfumes. The risk, in all cases was chemical.

SGS CRS Product Recall Trends CPCH Q1 2018

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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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