Preparedness is the best defence against a recall, and being prepared starts with critical information.

That’s why Stericycle Expert Solutions has developed our quarterly European Recall and Notification Index: to provide key insights into the recall landscape and where trends are heading. We’ve analysed recall incidents across multiple industries to capture a comprehensive view of recall trends in Europe.

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The Compilation of the European Recall & Notification Index

The European Recall and Notification Index gathers and tracks cumulative data from the primary European agencies that track recall notifications in the region. This data is segmented into multiple definitions of notifications and alerts, but collated into a central figure for the purpose of analysis.

Key Statistics

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After taking a back seat to engine issues in Q1, airbags were the top cause of passenger vehicle recalls and notifications in Q2.

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Consumer Goods

Recalls of lighting chains increased more than 300% from Q1 2018 to Q2, making Q2 the equivalent of 65.8% of lighting chain recalls in all of 2017.

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Food and Beverage

The top product category was nuts, nut products and seeds with 38 more recalls than the second largest category.