How to Protect Yourself From Recalls

he recall list page on the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website is seen on a laptop computer.

Products are recalled from store shelves when there’s enough evidence to suggest that they may be causing more harm than good to the consumers that use them. This frequently happens, so much so that you might feel you’re always behind the curve with the latest product recalls. However, some very helpful websites can assist you in understanding which products may endanger your well-being, allowing you to remove those items from your home and keep your family safe from injury or illness.

If a dangerous or defective product caused you or a loved one to sustain an injury or develop an illness, we understand and want to help. Our product liability lawyers have years of experience fighting for cases just like yours and can help you reach the best possible solution for your case. All for no out-of-pocket costs. 

Here’s everything you need to know about product recalls.

Where Can I Find Information on the Latest Recalls?

No one should have to fear the products in their home, and by staying one step ahead of product recalls, you can protect yourself and your family from harm. Here are some helpful resources concerning product recall information:

  • Recalls.gov (Federal agency recalls)
  • Safecar.gov (Safety information regarding vehicles and equipment, such as car seats)
  • FSIS.USDA.gov (Recalls on meat, sausage, poultry, and processed egg items)
  • FDA.gov (Food recalls, medicine, medical devices, biologics, cosmetics, radiation-emitting products, pet food, veterinary drugs)
  • Foodsafety.gov (Government recalls of food products)

These resources provide you with all the information you’ll need on the latest product recalls. If you find that an item you have purchased is on one of these lists, it’s best to throw it away and find a safer alternative. Although you might feel that an injury won’t happen to you, accidents happen, and it’s always a good idea to err on the side of caution.

Can I Report Products That Have Caused Me Harm?

In some cases, you might sustain an injury from a product that hasn’t been recalled. While this may feel frightening, you’re actually in a unique position to help consumers around the nation by reporting the product that caused you harm. You can report any dangerous or defective products at:

Unsafe products enter the market and endanger consumers every year, but you can help expose them for the greater good by reporting them to the proper regulatory organizations. However, the product must have caused harm when used for its intended purpose, as consumer negligence restricts you from seeking compensation for damage.

What Should I Do if I’m Injured by an Unsafe Product?

A dangerous or defective product can cause damage ranging from minor scrapes to life-threatening illnesses. Any injury can potentially become more significant if left unchecked, so you should make sure to seek medical attention to mitigate any future problems. Unfortunately, that treatment is often expensive, and you’ll have to find a way to handle the financial strain alongside your physical damage during your recovery. You could do this on your own, but by teaming up with an experienced attorney, you’ll increase your chances of recovering your fair and full compensation amount.

At Morgan & Morgan, we understand that the price for pain is infinite, which is why we’ll never settle for a penny less than you deserve. Product liability laws exist to protect innocent consumers like you from the unjust actions of large organizations. Even though they might believe they can escape the liability, they’re sorely mistaken. Our attorneys are backed by the resources of America’s largest personal injury firm, meaning they have the capability to hold an unethical organization of any size accountable for their actions.

Contact Morgan & Morgan

If you or a loved one have sustained an injury from using a dangerous product, our attorneys are here to help. No one should have to suffer from a product they bought on a store shelf. Together, we can hold unethical organizations accountable and create a safer market for consumers everywhere. 

Contact us today to get started.