It is an unfortunate reality that products get recalled, usually more often than most people think. Most of the time, product recalls don’t affect us or do so in such minor ways that are easily repaired, such as cleaning potentially tainted produce more carefully. Most of the time as well, people are readily notified about product recalls, such as when car dealerships send out notices about required automobile maintenance due to parts recalls. The product recalls that affect people the most, however, are those involving children’s products, as children are much more susceptible to disease and injury.
As a parent, you no doubt want to stay on top of any product recalls involving items or food your children use, but most of the time you don’t items in the mail about this. What is the best way to keep track of recalls on children’s products then? One of the most effective ways is to stay up to date on the local news, particularly the health section. Most areas are very good about informing people, particularly parents, about any potential dangers. This doesn’t mean you need to have the news on 24/7. Checking their website every other day or so or signing up for regular updates through an app on your smartphone will do well to helping you stay in the loop.
Additionally, there are resources specifically for parents out there for tracking children’s product recalls. Safekids.org has listings of product recalls involving children’s products and also has an e-mail alert system that you can sign up for to receive real-time updates. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission also has a listing of all product updates, of which you can filter down to find the ones that are most relevant to you.
Even if you stay fully alert to product recalls, accidents can and still do happen. When they do and are caused by the negligence of another person, you likely have grounds to file a personal injury claim against the person or company responsible. To learn about how we at the Franco Law Firm can guide you through this process and to schedule a free consultation with us today, please call (813) 872-0929.