In the second quarter of 2020, medical device recalls have increased by more than 30%, and that doesn’t include unofficial recalls of PPE, reports Becker’s Hospital Review

The number of medical device recalls has increased 31.2 percent in the second quarter of 2020, according to Stericycle’s Q2 recall index. 

The total number of recalls in the second quarter was 341, surpassing 300 for the first time in two years. While the average recall size was lower than the first quarter, the number of recalls puts the medical device industry on track for 1,200 recalls by the end of the year, which would be an annual increase of 35 percent over 2019. 

Read the full article at Becker’s Hospital Review.