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



In Q4 2017, Airbags remained the main cause of passenger vehicle recalls and notifications - accounting for 30% of the total recalls


Consumer Goods

In Q4 2017, multiple countries across the EU made a total of 51 recall notifications related to children’s toy dolls manufactured in China.


Food and Beverage

Dietetic foods, food supplements and fortified foods were the focus of 176 recalls and notifications – 106 more than in any previous quarter.