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What to Do if a Product You Use is Recalled

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Discovering that a product you use has been recalled can prompt feelings of fear and confusion. You may be unsure about whether or not the product is dangerous. You may not know how to proceed upon learning this information. You may be unsure if pursuing legal action will be beneficial. The action that you take after learning about a recall will depend on the details outlined in the recall order, and how the product’s defects have affected you personally.

Do Your Research

It is important to gather as much information as possible about a recall. It’s likely that you learned about the recall on the news or through a similar channel. You should read all of the details that channel provides, and look to other sources for further information. Recall announcements in the media may also provide contact details for the product manufacturer, which you can use to pose further questions.

Ensure the Safety of Yourself and Others

The steps you have to take in the immediate aftermath of identifying a product as defective will depend on the type of product that caused you harm or was recalled. If a drug or medical device you use is the subject of a recall, you must seek the assistance of a doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor will not only be able to provide you with treatment for any effects caused by the dangerous drug or medical device, but can also provide you with a new treatment plan that does not involve the defective product.

Return the Product, if Possible

Some recall orders ask users to return defective products. Usually, the details about how to do this safely are outlined in the order. A recall order may also ask you to dispose of the product; again, a recall order should explain how to do this safely. If not, you may need to contact the product manufacturer for further information.

Seek Legal Representation

If you have been harmed by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages and losses. You can pursue legal action against the product manufacturer and other liable parties to receive compensation — Daspit Law Firm can help. We will represent you and hold negligent parties accountable.

If you are interested in speaking with our legal team, send us a message or call (888) 273-1045 for a free consultation with our lawyers.

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