Tips to Stay On Top of Recalled Products
Thousands of products are recalled each year. Whether due to contamination, defective design or for mislabeling, product recalls make headlines virtually every week. With so many inundating our local news, it can be hard to know which to take seriously for our own families. In fact, many recalls never even make headlines, and it can be downright impossible to keep track of the make and model for everything we’ve ever bought or used. The reality is, though, that it’s up to consumers to ensure they learn about product recalls. Here are a few tips to stay on top of the announcements:
Register Your Products
Many companies offer registrations for their products. Not only does this help protect you in case of theft, this often signs you up for notifications should any recalls be announced. You can also visit recalls.org to stay abreast of the latest recall news. Fda.gov, safecar.gov and saferproducts.org are also good websites to have in your arsenal.
Double Check Used Products
Car recalls are some of the most common kinds of product recalls, and for good reason: unsafe cars can cause serious injuries or even fatalities. If your family has invested in a used car, make sure there is no history of recalls connected to the make and model you’re considering. This advice applies to all kinds of used products, from car seats to toys to appliances.
Just because a product has been recalled doesn’t mean you’ll get a letter or phone call about it. Instead, be proactive and seek out more information about the recall yourself. Contact the manufacturer and learn about your options for repair or replacement. It pays to be your own best advocate.
Dangerous and Defective Products Lawyer
Defective products are known to cause physical injury, illness, or death due to a defect in the product or improper labeling. It can take years before anyone discovers that a product is defective or dangerous. Most times defects are discovered after numerous people have already been hurt. If you believe that your injuries were caused by a dangerous or defective product, contact an experienced products liability attorney. Contact the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC if you’d like to setup a free consultation to discuss your situation 877-544-5323.