Some reports have stated that recalls on consumer products are incredibly prevalent now, to the point that some consumers are worried about it. One report in Forbes even called it the "Decade of the Recall."
While this does show the overall trend, one important thing to look at is the way that recalls can be linked to the economy and to spending. For example, when the recession hit the United States, recalls on consumer goods actually dropped. However, recalls on food and similar items did not see the same slump. Why was this?