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Nov
13

Product Recalls Stabilize, But an Upsurge is Expected

While U.S. product recalls were relatively flat from the second to third quarter, expect an upsurge in the weeks and months to come as regulators – under growing pressure from Congress and consumer groups – turn their attention to currently unregulated categories.  Part of that pressure on regulators is a result of past handling of product safety issues.

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May
07

U.S. Government Shutdown Drives Down Product Recalls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stericycle Expert Solutions’ Recall Index shows halted safety inspections reduced U.S. recall activity across all industries in the first quarter of 2019 Indianapolis, IN – May 7, 2019 – Product recalls declined significantly across all industries for the first time since at least 2012, according to the first quarter 2019 Recall Index released today by Stericycle Expert Solutions (NASDAQ: SRCL).

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Aug
29

A Bitter Pill: Recalled Pharmaceutical Units Increase 444 Percent in Q2

Pharmaceutical recall activity saw a disturbing rise not only in the volume of products recalled last quarter, but also in the severity of risk to consumers, according to the Q2 2017 Recall Index. Pharmaceutical recalls increased 6 percent over the previous quarter to 86. More jarring, the volume of recalled drug units circulating in homes and store shelves climbed 444 percent over the previous quarter, making it the most active quarter since Q4 2014.

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May
10

Q1 Recall Index Shows Surge in Household Product Incidents and Injuries

More families were injured by defective household products in the first quarter of 2017 as incidents rose to their highest levels in two decades, according to the Q1 2017 Recall Index. The report found that while the number of consumer products recalled decreased compared to Q4, products for the home and family posed disproportionate dangers.

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Feb
13

Q4 2016 Recall Index Highlights

Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS recently released its Q4 2016 Recall Index, which analyzes data from regulatory agencies to identify key recall trends. This quarter’s report reveals a mix of positive and negative trends. Check out the highlights:

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