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June 28, 2022
Chris Occleshaw
recall consultant
European recalls decline 2.4% overall in the first quarter of 2022

Even as many countries eased pandemic-related restrictions, recent events have introduced a new host of challenges and risks for the five key industries surveyed in our latest edition of the European Recall Index report. Our report includes analysis …

June 28, 2022 by Chris Occleshaw, recall consultant
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April 08, 2022
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
European Commission to focus on textile industry sustainability in 2022

For years, the European Commission has been working on a plan to create a circular economy for a more sustainable future. The resulting Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP), adopted in March 2020, includes several strategic initiatives that would tran…

April 08, 2022 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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March 15, 2022
Julie Ross
International business development director
The European Commission may be ready to subsidise the semiconductor industry

The global semiconductor shortage has plagued many industries and frustrated consumers for the best part of two years. To avert future shortages, the European Union (EU) has now joined the ranks of several countries in introducing legislation to shor…

March 15, 2022 by Julie Ross, International business development director
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February 16, 2022
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
New EU Clinical Trial Regulation brings positive and negative changes

The European Union Clinical Trial Regulation (CTR) recently came into force and introduced a unified regulatory regime that applies to all EU member states. While the goal of the CTR is to reestablish the EU’s competitiveness in the field of scientif…

February 16, 2022 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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January 10, 2022
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
Are there sparks ahead for electrical OEMs?

As electrical OEMs congratulate themselves on a bumper year for sales, many remain cautious about what 2022 holds in store as new right to repair regulations start to bite. In some respects, 2021 has been a good year for electrical appliance manufa…

January 10, 2022 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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December 08, 2021
Julie Ross
International business development director
Q3 2021 recalls signal a return to pre-pandemic levels

As we emerge from one of the most turbulent and uncertain times in recent history, consumers are eager for a return to normal and economists are predicting a boom as we approach the holiday season. But with so much uncertainty still ahead, it seems t…

December 08, 2021 by Julie Ross, International business development director
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November 24, 2021
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
Is all well with our daily vitamins?

European consumers have always had a strong interest in health and wellness. But when it comes to vitamins and minerals, are they getting the treatment they deserve? During COVID-19, European’s use of dietary supplements more than doubled — fr…

November 24, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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November 09, 2021
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
The real fall out from fakes

With toys, clothing, medicine, motor parts and food all being pirated, the public is facing a growing global health risk when it comes to counterfeit products. Whilst fake goods often seem like an attractive bargain, they can be dangerous and hold li…

November 09, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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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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