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Feb
15

Bracing for Brexit – what leaving the EU means for medical device recalls in the UK

By Mark Buckingham, Recall Consultant

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, many unanswered questions remain as to how the lives of individuals and businesses will change. Looking specifically at current product recall processes and how they might be affected, uncertainty around what may happen and what may not continues. For now, a resolution on future approval processes, […]

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Feb
14

Overheating batteries prompt hoverboard recalls

By Kate Bell, Recall Consultant

This week, an urgent alert was issued on the Safety Gate network for two makes of hoverboard, the balance-driven toys that became the must-have gadget of 2017. In both cases, the cause of the recall is the lack of a cut-off switch to prevent the battery over-charging. If left plugged in for too long, the […]

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Feb
12

First ever product recalled over user data fears

By Mark Buckingham, Recall Consultant

This month [February 2019] saw the European Commission order the recall of a children’s smartwatch because of data protection concerns – the first recall of its kind, ever. This particular product was thought to pose a serious risk to children, leaving then open to being located and potentially attacked. As part of its recall procedure, […]

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Feb
06

Food production continues to innovate, but how can we know it’s safe?

By Kate Bell, Recall Consultant

As the world’s population continues to expand – it’s expected to reach 9 billion by 2040 – the sourcing of food to sustain a planet’s worth of people becomes a growing concern. When you combine this with a growing proportion of the world eating meat-based diets and climate change, what is the future of our […]

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Feb
05

60 Years on Since the Impact of Thalidomide Came to Light

By Mark Buckingham, Recall Consultant

This year marks the 60th anniversary since the very first baby was born with severe limb deformities as a result of the Thalidomide drug. It took over half a century for the victims of the drug to receive an apology from those who prescribed it to pregnant mothers. Here we look at how it made […]

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