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The last two weeks have seen two very important product recalls (back) in the news... We last blogged about the Whirlpool tumble dryer recall back in June 2016.  At that stage the recall had already been going on for more than 6 months, and the company was receiving much criticism for the length of time [...]

We're still only on the second day of Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2019 and we have another important news story... It was announced yesterday that Cow & Gate are recalling a batch of "Cheesy Broccoli Bake Stage 3 (10+ months) because it may contain small pieces of blue rubber, which makes this product unsafe [...]

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 - [...]