In Q3 2020, recalls of cosmetics, personal care and household products decreased by 20% in the US and by 35% in the EU, compared with the previous quarter.

There were 4 product recalls in the US, with 3 of these being for cosmetics and personal care products. The main risk was chemical.

The EU saw 22 recalls for cosmetics and personal care products, of which 8 were for skin lightening products. The main risk was also chemical.

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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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