You log onto Facebook or another social media platform, only to see a post that a product has been recalled. It’s great that you came across the information so that you can act to protect your family. It’s not so great that the only reason you discovered the danger is because a friend happened upon the recall completely at random and took to posting about it.
Product recalls are not typically made lightly as a recall costs the corporation a substantial loss – financially and with reputation. Manufacturers have to replace the defective item or reimburse consumers, which can add up quickly. Companies who choose not to initiate a recall risk a product liability lawsuit or even a wrongful death lawsuit if the injury was severe enough.
Researching recalls can be a snap (or click)
Keeping yourself aware of recalls doesn’t need to drain the little free time that you have. Try one of these options:
- Set a Google alert for the keyword “recall” or “product recall.” You will receive alert emails at the frequency you set. Once you begin receiving emails you can start to tweak your alerts to more sharply hone the results.
- Monitor the Consumer Product Safety Commission website where you will find a recall list organizing recalls by month. You will also find recall lawsuits and other valuable information about products that you use every day.
- Visit gov and click on the “Recent Recalls” tab. The recalls are broken down into the following categories:
- Consumer products
- Motor vehicles
- Foods, Medicines, Cosmetics
- Child safety seats
- Meat and poultry products
- Boats and boating safety
Take a look at some recent recalls and the safety issues involved:
- Graco My Ride 65 convertible child restraints. In the event of a crash, the child seat webbing may not adequately restrain the child.
- ASKO dishwashers. The dishwasher power cord can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
- John Deere XUV835 Gator utility vehicles. The plastic sheathing on the throttle cable can melt due to improper routing, causing the throttle to stick. This could result in the operator not being able to stop the vehicle, posing a crash hazard.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, you could be entitled to damages as a result of your injuries. Let the Alabama product liability lawyers at Mezrano Law Firm secure a settlement that will make you whole again. We take pride in serving the citizens of the State of Alabama with offices located in Birmingham, Mobile, Florence, Tuscaloosa, Gadsden, and Montgomery for your convenience. To schedule your free case evaluation, reach out to us through our contact page or call 205-206-6300.