As greater testing procedures become available, oversight by regulators increases, and social media outlets gain popularity, product recalls in the United States dramatically climb.
All of these factors have led to a growing number of product recalls taking place in the country. Data collected from the FDA, CPSC, and the Department of Agriculture shows that in 2011, there were 2,363 recalls made. This number is 14 percent greater than the number of recalls that were placed in 2010.
As the number of recalls continues to grow, retailers as well as regulators are worried that consumers affected by the recalls are not being informed properly of the defective products. This is why regulators are making different attempts to spread the word on defective products, such as doing in-store posters, creating social media posts, and even placing phone calls directly to consumers.
The manufacturers of a defective product may be held liable for the injuries a consumer sustains. Please contact product liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.