UK Product Recalls up 20%

Product recalls have reached a record high of 230 over the last year, an increase of 20% compared to the previous year, according to annual research by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP.

Consumer goods saw the biggest increase from 91 cases in 2006-07 to 120 during 2007-08. 40% of the consumer goods recalled were made in China.

RPC predicts that the current economic crises may result in further increases in the number of product recalls. �Many businesses are under growing financial pressure, and are likely to be exploring ways of saving costs. This could result in a compromise of production standards.� �The manufacturing sector in China is now beginning to hurt. There is a concern that this will restrict their investments in quality control.�

15th December 2008