We have so many products around us in our daily lives that it is likely we will someday own a product that has been recalled.
Typically, recalls are initiated due to safety concerns caused by a defective product, so it’s important to respond properly to the recall.
When you buy a product, it’s a good idea to fill out registration information supplied by the manufacturer. This ensures that you will be informed of any important recalls of the product as they occur. Without direct contact from the manufacturer about a recall, you depend on noticing bulletins posted in stores that sell the product, which is a very haphazard system.
When you receive notification of a safety defect and product recall, you should read it carefully. It will instruct you about how to respond to the recall. Usually you will be asked to stop using the product or arrange for a remedy. In general, manufacturers have the option to repair the defect, replace the product, or refund your money.
- Consumer and baby products: Are more often replaced than repaired or refunded
- Defective automobiles: Are more often repaired than replaced or refunded.
- Dangerous drugs: Are more often refunded than replaced.
Hopefully, you have heard about the recall before you or a loved one suffered injury. If not, you may be able to receive compensation for injury.