Millions of Americans have been injured because of poorly designed or manufactured products. Their injuries range from very minor to deadly. When dangerous or defective products are sold, and those products cause harm to people or property, the manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers who manufactured or sold those products can be held liable.
It can be challenging to keep up with product recalls. Almost every week in the United States, new products are being recalled. Those products include dangerous vehicles, unsafe household appliances, tainted drugs, products containing asbestos, exposed window covering cords, dangerous cribs and flammable clothing that cause serious injuries. You can keep up with the latest product recalls, to protect yourself and your family from injury or sickness caused by a defective product, contaminated food or drugs.
In the U.S, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is in charge of protecting the public from dangerous consumer products. The CPSC maintains a database of complaints from consumers about products, and it alerts the public when a dangerous product is discovered. At the CPSC’s website, you can sign up for free emails that are related to safety news and recalls. The website also has a library of consumer product safety reports that can be invaluable if you are considering making a purchase.
Although manufacturers and retailers are responsible for making and distributing safe products, they often fail in their responsibility and are slow in notifying the public. Be aware and keep your family safe. If you or your loved ones have been seriously injured by a defective product in California, contact Don Sjaarda, Orange County personal injury attorney, at 714-963-8216.