As a consumer, you know that products get recalled. Food may be recalled because a sample is found to contain dangerous levels of bacteria. Tools may get recalled because they don’t perform as designed or intended.
Products can be and are recalled for a variety of reasons. All recalls are for your protection, and each should be paid attention to. Now that the holidays have come and gone, chances are that you have a few new items taking up space in your home. Are they safe? Here’s how you can find out.
The Federal Drug Administration lists different recalls on its site and updates them regularly. Check the site’s list for information about food, medicine, cosmetics, veterinary drugs and even pet food. You can also find information on medical devices and any products that emit radiation.
If you got a new car for the holidays, check out Safercar.gov. The organization offers safety information for passenger cars and trucks, as well as vehicle equipment like child safety seats.
Visit the United States Department of Agriculture’s website for information about current and past recalls on meat and poultry products. The site also guides consumers through submitting their own complaint about a food product.
Perhaps one of the best websites out there is Recalls.gov. From this site, you can sign up for different email alerts that will keep you up to date on the latest recalls and product issues. By signing up for the various email lists, you save yourself time and effort by having recall information delivered directly to you.
The National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration provides information about vehicle recalls. The organization also provides information about issues with safety equipment, tires and buses.
Keep in mind that recalled products are often still floating around in the marketplace. Particularly in thrift shops, garage sales and online auctions. If you purchase a used item or received one, take the time to make sure that it has never been recalled.
If you have been injured by a defective product, our personal injury attorneys are here for you. We will review the details of your case at no cost to you and advise you if we believe that you may be entitled to compensation under the law. Reach out to us today or browse our website for more information about our firm and how we can help you and your family.