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January 15, 2021
Wayne Mitchell
Safety advocates demand better recall effectiveness; NHTSA under fire

The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was established in 1970 primarily to reduce deaths and injuries related to motor vehicle crashes. But safety advocates now accuse the agency of being “asleep at the wheel.” A recent arti…

January 15, 2021 by Wayne Mitchell
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January 15, 2021
Trade agreements and consumer behaviour are shaping the future of automotive recalls

Brexit negotiations were firmly in the headlines in late December, with European leaders working to reach agreements on the movement of goods throughout the continent from the beginning of this month.On 24 December, the European Automobile Manufactur…

January 15, 2021
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December 31, 2020
Global perspective on pharma and medical device recalls during the COVID-19 crisis

The global response to the coronavirus crisis put a bright spotlight on the complexity of global supply chains. But not only in the traditional, “behind-the-scenes” way we think about companies sourcing inputs, component parts and ingredients. It als…

December 31, 2020
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December 24, 2020
Jeremy Schutz
Recalls likely to skyrocket as CPSC shuts down port inspections across the US

Just in time for the holiday season, USA Today reveals the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) pulled inspectors from ports around the country in mid-March due to COVID-19. The shutdown continued to September, meaning inspectors were not at the…

December 24, 2020 by Jeremy Schutz
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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
Ryan Gooley
Everything you need to know about the FDA’s proposed food traceability rule

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a proposed rule to establish traceability recordkeeping requirements for certain foods. The proposal applies to those who manufacture, process, pack or hold foods designated for inclusion on the Fo…

December 22, 2020 by Ryan Gooley
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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
Chris Harvey
Here’s why recall and liability claim trends are on the rise

As we head into a new year, we’ve spotted a new trend impacting companies across all industries: product recalls are becoming more frequent, complex, and expensive. Based on our experience and analysis of the data, advanced technology, more effici…

December 17, 2020 by Chris Harvey
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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 10, 2020
Jeremy Schutz
Battery recall serves as a guide for all manufacturers

As people seek more sustainable lifestyles and countries work toward net-zero emissions by 2050, companies in the energy sector have started to alter processes and product lines to keep up with demand. By creating more energy-efficient products, manu…

December 10, 2020 by Jeremy Schutz
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December 04, 2020
Ryan Gooley
What the FDA’s new draft guidance means for food manufacturers

For years, undeclared allergens have been a leading cause of food recalls in the United States. And now, those fearful of facing blame for not doing enough to protect consumers are demanding quicker and broader food recalls. This month, The U.S. F…

December 04, 2020 by Ryan Gooley
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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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December 01, 2020
Amanda Combs
Here’s what you need to know about fraudulent claims and phony COVID-19 products

From teas and essential oils to drugs, faulty masks, and other medical products, COVID-19 has brought a wave of deceptive marketing and fraud.Early on in the pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)…

December 01, 2020 by Amanda Combs
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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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