Consumer Product Recall Analysis

Intertek experts provide updates and analysis about consumer product recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and EU’s RAPEX alert system as a value-added service to keep our customers updated about emerging hazards, potential risks, and industry trends. Leveraging our technical expertise, Intertek can help retailers, brands, and manufacturers prevent product recalls and maintain their brand reputation.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Recalls Analysis
In August 2019, there were 26 recall notices issued for consumer products by the CPSC. Nine recalls were carried out by the CPSC in conjunction with Health Canada, and 2 recalls were carried out by the CPSC in conjunction with the Health Canada and Mexico’s Profeco.

Health Canada Recalls Analysis
In August 2019, there were 20 recall notices issued for consumer products by Health Canada, which was the same as the number of recall notices issued for consumer products in July 2019 (20 recall notices).

EU RAPEX Recall Analysis
In August 2019, there were 65 relevant product recall alerts issued through the EU’s Rapid Alert System (RAPEX), a decrease of nearly 25% from 86 recalls in the previous month.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Recalls Analysis
In July 2019, there were 32 recall notices issued for consumer products by the CPSC. About a quarter of the recalls (8 recalls) were carried out by the CPSC in conjunction with Health Canada.

Health Canada Recalls Analysis
In July 2019, there were 20 recall notices issued for consumer products by Health Canada, which was almost same as the number of recall notices issued for consumer products in June 2019 (21 recall notices).

EU RAPEX Recall Analysis
In July 2019, there were 86 relevant product recall alerts issued through the EU’s Rapid Alert System (RAPEX), up nearly 25% from 66 recalls in the previous month.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Recalls Analysis
In June 2019, there were 28 recall notices issued for consumer products by the CPSC. Four recalls were carried out by the CPSC in conjunction with Health Canada, and two recalls were carried out trilaterally between the CPSC, Health Canada and Profeco (Mexico – Procuraduria Federal Del Consumidor).

Health Canada Recalls Analysis
In June 2019, there were 21 recall notices issued for consumer products by Health Canada, which was almost same as the number of recall notices issued for consumer products in May 2019 (19 recall notices).

EU RAPEX Recall Analysis
In June 2019, there were 66 relevant product recall alerts issued through the EU’s Rapid Alert System (RAPEX), up 10% from 60 recalls in the previous month.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Recalls Analysis
In May 2019, there were 22 recall notices issued for consumer products by the CPSC. Three recalls were carried out by the CPSC in conjunction with Health Canada.

Health Canada Recalls Analysis
In May 2019, there were 19 recall notices issued for consumer products by Health Canada, which was nearly half the number of recall notices issued for consumer products in April 2019 (32 recall notices).

EU RAPEX Recall Analysis
In May 2019, there were 60 relevant product recall alerts issued through the EU’s Rapid Alert System (RAPEX), down from 70 recalls in the previous month.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Recalls Analysis
In April 2019, there were 27 recall notices issued for consumer products by the CPSC. About quarter of the recalls, totaling eight recalls, were carried out by the CPSC in conjunction with Health Canada.

Health Canada Recalls Analysis
In April 2019, there were 32 recall notices issued for consumer products by Health Canada, which was almost twice the number of recall notices issued for consumer products in March 2019 (19 recall notices).

EU RAPEX Recall Analysis
In April 2019, there were 70 relevant product recall alerts issued through the EU’s Rapid Alert System (RAPEX).

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Recalls Analysis
In March 2019, there were 20 recall notices issued for consumer products by the CPSC. About one-third of the recalls, totaling six recalls, were carried out in conjunction by the CPSC and Health Canada.

Health Canada Recalls Analysis
In March 2019, there were 19 recall notices issued for consumer products by Health Canada, which was more than the number of recall notices issued for consumer products in February 2019 (15 recall notices).

EU RAPEX Recall Analysis
In March 2019, there were 85 relevant product recall alerts issued through the EU’s Rapid Alert System (RAPEX).

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Recalls Analysis
In February 2019, there were 18 recall notices issued for consumer products by the CPSC. Three recalls were carried out in conjunction by the CPSC and Health Canada. In addition, there were five recalls that were previously announced independently by the companies due to the government furlough.

Health Canada Recalls Analysis
In February 2019, there were 15 recall notices issued for consumer products by Health Canada, which was fewer than the number of recall notices issued for consumer products in January 2019 (21 recall notices).

EU RAPEX Recall Analysis
In February 2019, there were 101 relevant product recall alerts issued through the EU’s Rapid Alert System (RAPEX).

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Recalls Analysis
As the U.S. federal government was shut down from December 22, 2018 to January 25, 2019, due to lapsed funding, nine executive departments including the CPSC had to partially or fully shut down. Due to the shut down there was only one recall for the month of January.

Health Canada Recalls Analysis
In January 2019, there were 21 recall notices issued for consumer products by Health Canada, which was fewer than the number of recall notices issued for consumer products in December 2018 (26 recall notices).

EU RAPEX Recalls
In January 2019, there were 113 product recall alerts issued through the EU’s Rapid Alert System (RAPEX). Toys accounted for the overwhelming majority of product recalls with 70, followed by clothing, textiles, and fashion items with 22 recalls, hobby and sports equipment accounting for 17 recalls, and childcare articles with 4 recalls.

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