Report Reveals that Some Recalled Products Tend to Stay in Homes

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on June 20, 2012

Multiple recalls are announced on a monthly basis for one dangerous product or another, but, oftentimes, recalls are also re-announced. According to an article posted on Time.com, when the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) makes an initial recall announcement, most of the products are never actually returned for repair, exchange, or refund. This may be due to a lack of awareness (due to shortcomings in recall parameters). As a result, dangerous products may end up remaining in the home and continue to be utilized jeopardizing the health and safety of consumers.

Less than 10 percent of all unsafe products are ever repaired or returned. In February 2012, the CPSC had to reissue the extensive recall of York International furnaces, which had been originally recalled eight years prior due to their propensity to cause fires. Ninety-three percent of the almost 400 incidents reported occurred after the initial recall.

It is imperative for consumers to be aware of recalled products, but it is also the responsibility of manufacturers, retailers, and the government to properly alert consumers of dangerous products.

If you still have any of the following unsafe products, it is important that you remove them from use and from your homes:

  • LG Dehumidifiers
  • Roman Shades and Roll-up Blinds (made in 2009 and prior)
  • Drop-side Cribs
  • Family Dollar Store Toy Dart Guns
  • Magnetix Building Sets
  • Gel Fuel
  • Maytag Dishwashers
  • Maclaren Strollers (prior to 2010)
  • Bumbo Baby Seats
  • Lasko Box Fans

If you have been injured by an unsafe product in New Jersey, the skilled NJ defective household product lawyers at Blume Forte can help you determine whether you may have cause for legal action. To learn more, contact us at (973) 635-5400 for a no-cost consultation.

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