In Q3 2020, in the EU there was a 23% decrease in softline product recalls in comparison with the previous quarter, while there were no softline product recalls in the US.

There were 86 recalls in the EU. 62 of these were for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), of which 60 were particle filter masks. The main risk was microbiological. There were also 19 recalls in the clothing and textile category, including 13 children’s clothing products. The main risk was injuries.

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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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