Product Recall Trends in Hardlines: Q1 2018
Hardlines product recalls rose 9% in the EU in Q1 of 2018, but fell 38% in the USA, compared to Q4 of 2017.
281 hardlines products were recalled in the EU in Q1, compared to 257 in the previous quarter. These included toys, food contact materials, children’s equipment, and kitchen utensils, which presented predominantly chemical and choking risks.
Risks of fall, fire, injury and burns were the main risks identified in the USA, where some 32 products were recalled, a drop of 38% in comparison with Q4 2017.
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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