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Hooded sweatshirts account for a 67% jump in softlines product recalls in the USA in Q1 2017. Chief among the risks associated with these items were choking and laceration.

In the EU, softlines recalls dropped 36% in Q1 2017, reflecting a significant decrease in clothing, textile and fashion item recalls. However, PPE recalls were up 360% and jewelry 100%.

Product Recall Trends in Softlines: Q1 2017

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Product Recall Trends provides a quarterly overview of the top recalled product categories and products, and the main associated risks, in the EU and the USA.

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