Product Recall Trends in Electrical & Electronics: Q1 2018
Recalls of electrical and electronic (EE) products increased in Q1 2108, compared to the previous quarter, in the USA and the EU.
Some 90 EE products were recalled in the EU in Q1. These included 55 in the electrical appliances and equipment category and 19 items of lighting equipment. As in the previous quarter, the most prevalent issue was that of electric shock.
In the US, of 25 of the 27 EE products recalled fell within the category of electrical appliance and equipment, with fire being the most common risk factor.
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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