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We blogged in March about the frequency of product recalls in the US; concluding that there were no particular trends (upwards or downwards) in any particular product category.  However, looking at the corresponding picture for Europe (once again using data from Stericycle) , there is one product area with a distinct upwards slope: automotive. Whilst [...]

Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2018, with the theme "working together to improve organizational resilience", ends today.  As usual there has been a busy programme of reports published, webinars hosted and live events around the globe; but what always interests us is the real business continuity stories going on around all this.  For some reason, [...]

Our blog could sometimes be accused of being a little UK-centric so, in an attempt to redress any imbalance, we thought we would take a little look at some data from the US! For some years now, Stericycle have produced detailed quarterly reports on product recalls in the US.  Aggregating data from these reports over [...]

2017 appears to have been a quiet year for product recalls in the UK.  According to the FSA website there were only 45 recalls of food products (down from 76 in 2016); whilst recalls of electrical products were down from 61 to 32 (see Electrical Safety First).  Before we get too excited though, looking at [...]

Ann Summers Product Recall

Whilst a very useful resource, the Electrical Safety First website is not normally that entertaining.  Typically there is a list of battery chargers that pose a fire risk and similar items, but today is different as a recall has just been announced of Anne Summers "Black Power Wands".  Not only that but the reason for [...]

The Coop began recalling 3000 chocolate Easter bunnies earlier this week, after a battery was found in one.  This in itself is not remarkable, we have blogged before about the rising number of food product recalls; but what makes this story remarkable is that only six weeks ago the Coop had to recall tens of [...]

October was a busy period for food product issues with eight recalls over the course of the month, as against a long-term average of about 35 per year (although it did hit 56 last year).  The products affected were: Patchwork Pate - fifteen varieties of pâté Milegate Ltd - Mystry Dried Pangash fish Kopparberg - [...]