Unsafe, dangerous and defective products cause harm to hundreds of people each year. Products from prescription drugs to cars are made and sold in America with the buyers believing they are safe simply because a government agency has approved them.
Just because a drug has been FDA approved or a car has been approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, does not mean the drug or car is safe and free from defects. The FDA recalls drugs it previously approved. The NHTSA also issues recalls for unsafe cars. The Consumer Product Safety Commission also issues recalls of unsafe or dangerous household products.
The Recent Government Recalls Website gives good information on recent recalls from all the major government agencies. Recent recall information from particular agencies can be found at the agencies’ websites:
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has information on recalls of cars, trucks, tires and other car products, including car seats, seat belts and airbags.
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has information on recalls of drugs and medical devices. For food recalls, check out FoodSafety.gov.
- Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recall information for household goods including furniture, appliances, clothing and even sporting equipment.
If you or a family member have been injured by an unsafe or defective car, drug, food, appliance or product of any type, contact me and set up a time for a free consult.