Many Americans may possess items which have been recalled and not even know it, according to a New York Times’ article.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, whose mission is to protect consumers, cannot report how effective a given recall is, because of freedom of information issues.
Meanwhile, most companies try to avoid using the word “recall”. For example, Apple called its recall of laptop batteries a “battery exchange” despite their serious safety risks of catching fire and potential to cause serious injury or damage.
If you or a family member believes that you have a case involving a defective product, please contact us on-line at Regan Zambri & Long or call us at (202) 463-3030 for a free consultation. If you would like to read more on product recalls, we recommend this article on all-terrain vehicles recall by BRP U.S. Inc.