In this report, we bring together information on mandatory and voluntary consumer product recalls originating from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, which are issued by governmental bodies from Europe, USA and Canada. For businesses, notably for product manufacturers, this report aims to enable them to move more swiftly to address a safety problem, thereby reducing the number of incidents causing injury, and the costs associated with them. This could lower the safety risks, which could, in turn, lower insurance costs for producers.
Situation in last two weeks
An overview is given of notifications by product category and type of risk from December 6, 2014 to December 26, 2014. It should be noted that some notified products present more than one risk. Numbers of notification by product category are:
• Children’s products ＆ toys (74)
•Softlines (Clothing, Accessories & Footwear) (46)
•Electrical & electronics (21)
•Hardlines (Hard Goods) (5)
Remark: This information on product notifications is from the EU Rapid Alert System for non-food dangerous products (Rapex), Consumer Product Safety Commission of United States and Health Canada.