What Are Recalls?
If a defective product hurts you, you may wonder if anyone else has experienced a similar problem. You may even be surprised to learn that the product has been recalled due to a manufacturing or design defect. Hundreds of products are recalled each year, including cars, boats, strollers, dressers, exercise equipment, grills, and even medical devices. Sometimes these recalls are initiated because the product poses health risks or has caused injuries or death to others.
The manufacturer has to inform the proper governing body of a product defect, remove the product from the market, and inform the public that the product has been recalled. Yet, all too often, manufacturers do not take the necessary action to correct the problem or wait too long to act when they become aware or have reason to believe a defect exists.
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Consumer Product and CPSC Recalls
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) oversees more than 15,000 kinds of consumer products in and around the home, in schools, and in sports.
Motor Vehicle and Related Products Recalls
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), of the U.S. Department of Transportation provides recall information involving the following products:
- Motor vehicles, including major light auto automakers, motorcycle manufacturers, and some medium/heavy truck manufacturers, including school buses
- Child safety seats
- Motor vehicle equipment
- Tire recalls
Recreational Boat Recalls
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) investigates consumer complaints about recreational boats and related equipment.
Medication and Medical Device Recalls
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees recalls involving drugs, medical devices,
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