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



Motor vehicle recalls and notifications increased 11% in Q3 to 114 – tied for the second highest quarter in RAPEX history.


Consumer Goods

Toys accounted for 38% of all consumer product recalls in Europe in Q3 2017.


Food and Beverage

Brazil was the top country of recall origin for the second quarter in a row. 75 of the recalls were poultry.