Recalls in Review: A monthly spotlight on trending regulatory enforcement issues at the CPSC.
As we launch into the third quarter of 2020, we are taking a look at the trends from the CPSC’s recalls through the first half of the year. The Commission has conducted 145 total recalls so far this year. As is usually the case, the types of products recalled have varied widely, including ceiling fans, cleaning products, furniture, inclined sleepers, portable generators, pajamas, and strollers. But some product categories have appeared multiple times, including: Dressers and Drawer Chests, Essential Oils, and Recreational Vehicles such as ATVs, UTVs, and Golf Carts.
In 2020 so far, Dressers, Drawer Chests, and Essential Oils have seen an increase in number of recalls as compared to recent years. Recreational Vehicles have historically been highly regulated, however, and the rate of recalls conducted in 2020 is comparatively similar to past years.