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National Consumer Protection Week

Release number: 20-080

Recalled Products Press Release

Washington, D.C. — March 1 – 7 marks National Consumer Protection Week.  To keep families safe, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to check their homes for recalled products.  If you own a recalled product, immediately stop using it, and get your remedy in the form of a refund, a free repair or free replacement.

Each year, CPSC announces about 300 recalls involving millions of products.  In 2019 alone, recalls included everything from infant sleep products and unstable furniture to recreational utility vehicles and lawn mowers.  Remember, products are recalled because they can injure or kill someone. Chances are that you or someone you know has a recalled item in their home.

Here are some ways to stay informed about product recalls:

  • Where can you check for product recalls? cpsc.gov/recalls

  • Want recall notices for products you use?  Sign up to receive recall notices at cpsc.gov

  • Want recall information readily available on your phone?  Download the CPSC Recalls App at cpsc.gov/data

  • Bought a new product?  Send in registration cards that come with it so that companies know how to contact you if there is a recall.

  • Got a hand-me-down or something you bought at a secondhand shop or yard sale?  Check cpsc.gov to see if it is a recalled product.

  • Think you have an unsafe product or an incident where someone was injured by a product?  Report it at SaferProducts.gov

Remember — not acting on a recall can have deadly consequences.  Act TODAY and protect your family.

What should I do if you have been injured by a Defective Product?

If you or a loved one has suffered harm or injuries due to a product that you purchased, you may be eligible for compensation through a defective product suit. Defective product injuries happen on a fairly regular basis. Incidents involving defective auto parts or tires, children’s toys, dangerous manufacturing equipment, flammable fabrics and dangerous pharmaceutical drugs all receive coverage on a regular basis. The attorneys at RGLZ Personal Injury Law have always been a strong proponent of product safety and consumer protection against harmful and dangerous products.  With over 5 decades of practicing law, we’ve represented many cases involving injuries or wrongful death caused by defectively designed and manufactured automobiles, unreasonably dangerous manufacturing equipment, unguarded machinery, dangerous farming and yard equipment, unsafe toys and flammable fabrics that cause burn injuries and scarring.

 

By |2020-03-02T17:24:27+00:00February 28th, 2020|Defective Products, Recalls|0 Comments