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There has been widespread media coverage over the last 24 hours of Peloton’s decision to recall Tread and Tread+ treadmills in response to a request from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  The company’s share price fell 14% on the news, but is this just a fleeting overreaction?  At this early stage in the [...]

Understandably, media attention in the UK is focused on the growing threat of Coronavirus and the two recent severe weather events. However, as well as these ongoing high-profile stories; there has also been a recent spate of food product recalls. We have been tracking the number of food product recalls on the FSA website for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 – [...]

We blogged a year ago about Takata Airbags – The Mother of all Product Recalls; well the recall just got a whole lot bigger!  The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has now ordered the recall of a further 35-40 million airbags.  Takata has agreed to carry out the recall over the next three [...]

The massive recall of Whirlpool tumble dryers announced last November is still dragging on.  The recall programme, which also affects the Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda brands; has already been criticised for the length of time ( up to 11 months) that some customers are waiting for a repair.  The company can expect renewed pressure to [...]

BCAW 2016 continues, and today’s blog concerns a long-running and very important story that has been going on for nearly a year now.  It was announced today that the President of Mitsubishi Motors, Tetsuro Aikawa, will stand down following the revelation last month that the company had been falsifying fuel emission tests for decades.  The [...]

The enormous international recall of Mars products, which began when a boy found a piece of plastic in a Snickers bar in Germany back in January, spread to the UK yesterday.  The problem in Germany was traced to the Mars factory in the Dutch town of Veghel and, as a precautionary measure, the company has [...]

UK Food Recalls Double in 2015

The Food Standard Agency’s website lists a total of 56 recalls of food products in the UK last year, up from only 28 in 2014.  As can be seen from the graph below, this sharp increase would appear to be part of a gradual upward trend; and whilst the overall numbers may appear small, each [...]