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Recalls at a Glance: Three Months of Product Recalls

Recalls at a Glance Q3 2011 THE EXPERTRECALL INDEX TRACKS AGGREGATE RECALL ACTIVITY AND TRENDS IN FIVE PRODUCT CATEGORIES: MEDICAL DEVICES, PHARMACEUTICALS, FOOD AND CONSUMER AND CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS PRESENTED BY: consumerbell 4 Stericycle ExpertRECALL 6X Food AS MANY Q3 UNITS Q2 UNITS FOOD RECALLS AS THE PREVIOUS LEADING CAUSE OF RECALLS WERE UNDECLARED ALLERGENS. 7% ALLERGENS E. COLI BOTULISM UNEVICERATED FISH QUARTER } 51% 25% 6% SALMONELLA LISTERIA 38,485,021 IN Q3 5,781,66 IN Q2 Pharma 1,000,000 SEVEN RECALLS AFFECTED MORE THAN A MILLION UNITS. 16% FEWER UNITS RECALLED THAN Q2 •*150 BUT AN OVERALL 64% INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF RECALLS 29,490,382 Medical 350 300 290 250 NUMBER OF RECALLS 200 150 29,634,177 -. 100 2X 50 MILLIONS OF UNITS 7 THE UNITS AFFECTED IN 02 Q3 2010 Q4 2010 Q1 2011 Q2 2011 Q3 2011 83 Consumer Goods 9,000,000+ units recalled in Q3 66 65 54 52 RECALLS ARE ATA 5-QUARTER LOW WITH home furnishings were the leading cause of consumer product recalls in Q3 CHILDREN & INFANT PRODUCTS MAKING UP 1,200 LESS THAN 25% OF ALL CPSC RECALLS. reported safety incidents 2/5 toy recalls were up 30% in Q3 of all children's and infant product recalls were initiated out of a concern for the choking risk that is associated with small parts. B889 nursery recalls were down 70% Q3/10 Q4/10 Q1/11 Q2/11 Q3/11 number of recalls Data is from the ExpertRecall Index, which is gathered from the FDA and the CPSC. Recall trends are calculated from FDA enforcement reports and news releases published on agency websites.

Recalls at a Glance: Three Months of Product Recalls

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One drug recall a day. Six times as many food recalls as the previous quarter. Recalls are more common than you think. Check out this infographic for this quarter’s recall report. Data provided by E...

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