2020 Q1 RECALL INSIGHTS REPORT

The First Quarter 2020 Recall Index is here – with everything you need to know to manage the new world and regulatory environments we’re now living in.

Discover how to navigate product safety challenges and recalls in one of the most challenging environments we’ll ever experience – from remote work-forces and compromised supply chains, to emotional, distracted, and exhausted consumers and retailers.

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  • The biggest crisis management challenges we’re seeing as the world focuses on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • How to ensure your recall is effective when your customers are distracted and overwhelmed by the increased burdens and emotional toll of their new “normal.”
  • Top reasons for recalls and the most frequently impacted items, including food, drugs, medical devices, consumer products and automotive.

Preparedness is the best defence against a recall.

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Explore the 2020 Q1 Recall insights report

Automotive Insight

Within the 2020 Q1 Recall Index Report, discover:

  • What accounted for 110 out of 133 automotive recalls in Q1
  • Why the pandemic may result in increased recalls due to environmental reasons
  • How a greater need for repairs and servicing might impact automakers and recall activity

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Food & Beverage Insight

Within the 2020 Q1 Recall Index Report, discover:

  • What product overtook nuts and nut products as the most recalled foodstuff
  • Why the French shellfish industry must react quickly to increased recalls
  • Why perishable foods are at particular risk during the pandemic


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Consumer Goods Insight

Within the 2020 Q1 Recall Index Report, discover:

  • What accounted for 77 per cent of all recalls relating to electrical appliances
  • How a 50 per cent drop in production in the European textile and clothing sector is impacting recalls
  • How COVID-19 is disrupting the supply chain, with 85 per cent of toys currently produced in China

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Medical Device Insight

Within the 2020 Q1 Recall Index Report, discover:

  • Which country saw a huge spike in YoY recalls, with instances up 195%
  • How an increase in artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms might impact recalls
  • Why products introduced earlier in their development cycle are more likely to be recalled – and what this means during the pandemic

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Pharmaceutical Insight

Within the 2020 Q1 Recall Index Report, discover:

  • How Brexit might already be having an effect on the recall picture for the industry
  • Why COVID-19 might lead to companies looking to diversify their manufacturing
  • How the current crisis could lead to a renewed focus on R&D as the need for a vaccine dominates minds

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Q1 2020 Recall Insights Report

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