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July 13, 2021
Mark Buckingham
Recall advisor
Beware of all that glitters – it could be cadmium

Thanks to the ubiquity of ecommerce, consumers can now buy low-cost jewellery from anywhere in the world, but this is raising serious questions about the integrity and safety of the products, particularly the presence of potentially dangerous heavy m…

July 13, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, Recall advisor
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July 09, 2021
Mark Buckingham
Recall advisor
Can new techniques help fight olive oil fraudsters?

Premium pricing and high consumer demand for extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has long made it a target for criminals seeking to profit by passing off inferior or fake products. In fact it is now one of the world’s most adulterated food products with fr…

July 09, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, Recall advisor
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December 23, 2020
UK announcement sends shockwaves across European supply chain

Recalls of consumer products reached a total of 73 by 21 December against only one professional product this month according to RAPEX, the EU’s rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products.Among the items were chemical products (4), childcare i…

December 23, 2020
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December 22, 2020
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas recalls

As consumer demand for children’s toys grows at Christmas so too does the volume of recalls. As expected, the recall table is packed with children’s items that have been deemed unfit for purpose by countries across Europe.Of the 36 alerts and notific…

December 22, 2020
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December 17, 2020
Car giant puts pedal to the metal on issuing recalls

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, and many people will be looking to bid 2020 goodbye and ring in the bells on a much-anticipated new year.For the recall market, however, there is no holiday. In the past week, one of the world’s largest…

December 17, 2020
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December 14, 2020
Vaccines are being rolled out, but will refrigeration cause recalls?

The world’s population has been waiting for the introduction of a COVID-19 vaccine since early 2020 – and after phenomenal progress, some are now in the initial phases of rollout.One key issue to note is that pharmaceuticals have a relatively delicat…

December 14, 2020
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December 07, 2020
Innovation is the name of the game for forward-thinking businesses

As we come to the end of 2020, many businesses will be hoping to put this year firmly in their rear-view mirror. The impact on various sectors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has sent many businesses to the wall, while others have simply been fightin…

December 07, 2020
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December 04, 2020
Car sales, auto recalls and inbound enquiries

The new car sales market contracted by 29 per cent in the first three quarters of 2020, with passenger vehicle registrations down from circa 9.9 million in 2019, to 7.05 million in 2020, according to figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers…

December 04, 2020
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November 27, 2020
European recalls in decline across every major sector

Every European industry, sector and market has felt the impact of the pandemic, which has resulted in a downturn in recalls across the board. From automotive, electronics, clothing and toys to medical devices, pharmaceuticals and food and drink, our …

November 27, 2020
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November 27, 2020
How net-zero ambitions will result in recalls

In late October, fast-fashion chain Primark announced that it had joined the United Nations’ Fashion Charter (UNFCCC) to support its net-zero ambitions and committed to reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030.The clothing giant went …

November 27, 2020
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November 20, 2020
Surge in recalls of electricals and children’s toys to last beyond Christmas

With only a few weeks left until Christmas, online retailers and high street stores will be going through their inventory lists and checking them twice to make sure merchandising is in tip-top shape ahead of the December buying surge.This is also the…

November 20, 2020
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November 17, 2020
Applying behavioural science to recall effectiveness

The UK’s ministerial Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a study last month into product recall effectiveness. Designed to provide insights to support increasing the effectiveness of product recall in action, the st…

November 17, 2020
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November 06, 2020
Has counterfeiting been stopped in its tracks?

Often, we like to look at the weekly goings-on in the European rapid alerts system to see the kinds of products that are being withdrawn from markets right now.Week 43 (23 Oct) was a particularly testing one with many automotive manufacturers featuri…

November 06, 2020
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October 23, 2020
Why at-home UV sterilisation wands are a growing cause of concern

The past quarter of the year has seen ‘COVID-killing’ UV sterilising devices enter the Electronics category recall charts for the first time since the pandemic began. With people more eager than ever to ensure their devices such as smartphones are sa…

October 23, 2020
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October 16, 2020
UK automotive industry must prioritise safety – even as it faces tariffs on electric vehicle exports

Against the backdrop of a rising second wave of COVID-19 across Europe, the automotive industry has been deep in negotiations. Representatives from the European Union (EU) and UK Government have been attempting to thrash out a deal on its future rela…

October 16, 2020
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