Recalls by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are particularly effective at removing dangerous products from store shelves before they can injure consumers.
Recalls.gov is a web-based resource that helps remove those products from the homes of consumers in instances where they’ve already been sold. You can always be notified of product recalls by filling out and returning the product registration card of any appliance or product that you purchase.
Alternatively, however, you can now sign up to receive free email notifications of recalled goods from their respective regulatory agencies. The site can also be used to search a comprehensive database of recalled products, and warnings that have been issued by three other agencies, as well: the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Coast Guard. The site also enables consumers to report potentially dangerous products and serves as a repository for general safety information.
If you or a family member believe that you have a case involving a defective product or personal injury, please contact us on-line at Regan Zambri & Long or call us at 202-753-4272 for a free consultation. If you would like to receive our complimentary electronic newsletter, please click here.