Hardline product recalls in the EU and USA increased in the fourth quarter of 2018, in comparison with the previous three months, by 10% and 26% respectively.

In the EU, there were 300 recalls of hardline products. The top category for recalls was toys, with the main risks being chemical risk and choking.

The USA saw 39 recalls, with the top category being hobby/sports equipment. Falls and injuries were the main risks for this category.


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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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