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Apr
18

When a hobby becomes dangerous

By Mark Buckingham, Recall Consultant

March was another worrying month for owners of hoverboards, with 20 recalls over four weeks listed on Safety Gate – Europe’s comprehensive database of recalls. Since the start of 2019, there have been 28 hoverboard recalls – with March showing a huge jump in recalls as the problem continues to make headlines.

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Apr
17

Electric bike and toy slime among weekly recalls

By Kate Bell, Recall Consultant

The chances are that, as you read this blog, you’re perhaps sitting at your desk at work. Or perhaps you’re relaxing at home. Take a second to survey your surroundings – count up the sheer number of objects in the vicinity. These products may have travelled a long way to get where they are now, perhaps passing through vital border checks. You have confidence that they are safe, because we have a clear system in place for dealing with unsafe products.

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Apr
09

Lessons learned from Samsung crisis

By Mark Buckingham, Recall Consultant

In August 2016, Samsung released its Galaxy Note7. Reviews were strong out of the gate and the phones proved hugely popular with high levels of sales. However, what started as a dream launch quickly turned into a nightmare for Samsung. Towards the end of August, the first report of an ‘exploding’ Note7 hit the media. Things quickly spiralled from there, with more and more people sharing their own story – and in the first few days of September the manufacturer announced a voluntary global recall of 2.5million Note7s.

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Apr
01

Recalls that would literally make your hair stand on end

By Kate Bell, Recall Consultant

In 2018, the value of electrical devices and hair appliances had grown to an estimated £834m. Awareness of the damage these devices can have on hair and skin has not stopped consumers buying them.

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Mar
28

Recall snapshot provides interesting insight

By Mark Buckingham, Recall Consultant

A week is a long time in any walk of life – and in the recall sector it is no different. At Stericycle Expert Solutions, we keep a weather eye on what is happening in the world of recalls and it may surprise consumers just how many risks are identified on a weekly basis. In the week commencing 4 March, there was a total of 37 products identified as posing a serious risk to consumers. There were two recalls in the chemical products category.

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