"While the ongoing global health crisis continues, it seems that regulators across most market categories are looking ahead and starting to increase surveillance and enforcement," Chris Harvey, Sedgwick senior vice president, said in a release. (Credit: Naypong Studio/Shutterstock.com)

For the second year in the past decade, more than 1 billion units of food, drugs, medical devices, automobiles and consumer products were recalled, according to Sedgwick's State of the Nation Recall Index report. However, the number of recalls actually declined for most industries during the past year, but the number of units impacted per event increased.

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