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Product Recall Trends in Hardlines: Q3 2016

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Product Recall Trends in Hardlines: Q3 2016

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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.

Toy recalls topped the EU tables in Q3 2016, with chemical risks in plastic dolls a particular area of concern. Meanwhile, the US has seen major recalls concerning hoverboards, due to the risk of their batteries catching fire.

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.

Toy recalls topped the EU tables in Q3 2016, with chemical risks in plastic dolls a particular area of concern. Meanwhile, the US has seen major recalls concerning hoverboards, due to the risk of their batteries catching fire.

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  1. 1. EU TOP RECALLS AND RISKS SPORTS ANDRECREATION FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS AND DECORATIONS HOMEMAINTENANCE ANDSTRUCTURES 8 7 11SELF-BALANCING SCOOTERS/HOVERBOARDS BATTERIES Fire 3 GENERATORS Fire 5 FURNITURE Falling 20 PRODUCT CATEGORIESMAINRISKS 112 21 17 13 PRODUCT CATEGORIES PRODUCTS ANDMAINRISKS PRODUCTS ANDMAINRISKSMAINRISKS TOYS FOODCONTACT ARTICLES CHILDREN’S EQUIPMENT HOBBYANDSPORTS EQUIPMENT 49% Chemical 28.5% Choking 100% Chemical 23.5% Choking 65% Injuries 61.5% Drowning 36 PLASTIC DOLLS Chemical Chemical 21 KITCHEN UTENSILS 3 HIGH CHAIRS 2 CHILD'S CAR SEATS 2 SAFETY GATES Injuries 3 INFLATABLE ARMBANDS 2 INFLATABLE VESTS Drowning 37.5% Falling 55% Fire 57% Fire US TOP RECALLS AND RISKS COSMETICS, PERSONAL CARE AND HOUSEHOLD: QUARTER 3, 2016 PRODUCT RECALLS TRENDS FOR THE EU & USA EU TOP RECALLS AND RISKS SPORTS ANDRECREATION FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS AND DECORATIONS HOMEMAINTENANCE ANDSTRUCTURES 8 7 11SELF-BALANCING SCOOTERS/HOVERBOARDS BATTERIES Fire 3 GENERATORS Fire 5 FURNITURE Falling 20 PRODUCT CATEGORIESMAINRISKS 112 21 17 13 PRODUCT CATEGORIES PRODUCTS ANDMAINRISKS PRODUCTS ANDMAINRISKSMAINRISKS TOYS FOODCONTACT ARTICLES CHILDREN’S EQUIPMENT HOBBYANDSPORTS EQUIPMENT 49% Chemical 28.5% Choking 100% Chemical 23.5% Choking 65% Injuries 61.5% Drowning 36 PLASTIC DOLLS Chemical Chemical 21 KITCHEN UTENSILS 3 HIGH CHAIRS 2 CHILD'S CAR SEATS 2 SAFETY GATES Injuries 3 INFLATABLE ARMBANDS 2 INFLATABLE VESTS Drowning 37.5% Falling 55% Fire 57% Fire US TOP RECALLS AND RISKS COSMETICS, PERSONAL CARE AND HOUSEHOLD: QUARTER 3, 2016 PRODUCT RECALLS TRENDS FOR THE EU & USA HARDLINES: QUARTER 3, 2016 PRODUCT RECALL TRENDS FOR THE EU & USA 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 NUMBER OF RECALLS PRODUCTCATEGORIES 341 TOTAL RECALLS > HARDLINES: 202 RECALLS TOTAL RECALLS - TOP EU NOTIFYING COUNTRIES 38 37 31 2826 26 France Hungary Germany SpainSweden Czech Republic 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 NUMBER OF RECALLS PRODUCTCATEGORIES 75 TOTAL RECALLS > HARDLINES: 49 RECALLS SOURCES EU Recalls • RAPEX (Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products): Weekly notifications, excluding motor vehicle and recreational craft notifications • RASFF (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed): Food contact material recalls notified, excluding food packaging US Recalls • CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission): Recalls notifications excluding motor vehicles © SGS Group Management SA – 2016 – All rights reserved - SGS is a registered trademark of SGS Group Management SA. SGS’s services including compilation(s) of data into this Factsheet are based on publicly available sources as of the date stated herein for which SGS bears no responsibility. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, SGS makes no warranty as to error, omissions and does not accept any liability, without limitation, for indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages arising from any use in connection with this document. For more details contact: consumer.products@sgs.com

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