By the time a manufacturer announces a recall on a potentially defective product, the warning may come too late for the consumers who already use that particular product. Due to the extreme importance of the public quickly becoming aware of potential product defects, dangers or safety issues, the federal government has established a website where consumers can check up on potential safety issues: SaferProducts.gov.
Consumers can post product concerns directly to this website, and when a complaint about a specific product is listed there, the manufacturer of the product is given a period of time to respond. If the manufacturer does not address the complaint within a specified period of time, the complaint is posted online and made public.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent federal regulatory agency formed in 1972 and charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Not every complaint that is posted on the SaferProducts.gov website will prove that a product is dangerous or will cause injuries, but the website also allows consumers to stay current on all the recall information posted daily by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Since news alerts about a recall may slip through the cracks, consumers may sometimes remain unaware of products defect that could have dangerous consequences. By accessing the website, more precise and targeted information may be obtained about the safety of the products.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a product liability incident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The Product Liability Attorneys at the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. have over three decades of experience in accidents, liability and personal injury cases. Contact us today, toll-free, at 1-800-TellRobert. We will evaluate your claim free of charge and advise you of the necessary steps to secure your legal rights. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.