In general, the number of recalls, with the exception of the 2009-10 economic crisis, has increased due to time, costs and market pressure. Global automotive warranties are estimated at $40 billion per year, representing a loss of 3 to 5% of sales. Each year, there are several feeds and treats recalls due to damaged or spoiled ingredients. Perhaps the best known was in 2007. The pet recalls in 2007 involved the massive recall of many brands of cats and dog food from March 2007. The recalls were made in response to reports of kidney failure in domestic animals, which, as of February 2007, mainly consumed wet feed containing wheat gluten in a single Chinese company. The recall began voluntarily with Canadian company Menu Foods on March 16, 2007, when a company test showed illness and death in some of the laboratory animals. In total, several large companies have recalled 150 different food brands with more than 5,000 pet foods. The FDA and USDA investigation revealed that the food was deliberately contaminated with the melamine chemical.  A product recall usually includes the following steps, which may vary depending on local legislation: more snack products have also been recalled for a variety of safety reasons. Mondelz Global LLC has recalled all Ritz Crackers products containing whey after traces of salmonella were found on the whey powder. The recall includes cheese sandwiches and cookies and cookies.
Flower Foods recalled all of its Swiss Rolls products sold under the H-E-B, Food Lion, Ms. Freshley`s, Baker`s Treat, Market Square and Great Value brands due to salmonella contamination. John Derst`s Old Fashioned Bread was also affected by the recall. Pinnacle Foods, Inc. has announced a recall of all garlicless Hungry Man BBQ chicken wing products due to salmonella in whey powder from ranch dressing.  Low-cost production often leads to low quality, and outsourcing leads to a shift in knowledge about techniques and processes.  In this way, technical errors occur rather because of communication problems between the different players in the supply chain and the lack of definition of technical interfaces. Despite the increase in the number of recalls, a study by Mojo Motors, Inc. showed that only 0.005 percent of customers request reminders when they go to dealerships.  Since 1966, 390 million vehicles have been recalled to the United States.
 In 2018, 29 million cars were recalled. That number dropped from a peak of 50 million in 2016, but recalls are increasing on average. In the last five years, more cars have been recalled than between 2003 and 2014.  National consumer protection legislation will have specific product recall requirements. Such rules may include the amount of costs incurred by manufacturers, situations in which the recall is mandatory (usually because the risk is high enough) or non-recall penalties. The company may also voluntarily recall, possibly subject to the same rules, as if the recall were mandatory.