With the holiday season just around the corner, it is important to keep a close eye on products that often get recalled. Every year, thousands of people are injured by dangerous consumer products. To help you protect yourself and your loved ones, our Texas product liability attorneys list the top consumer products that get recalled.
Medical devices and equipment are some of the most recalled consumer products. More than 19,000 defective medical devices were recalled between 2012 and 2019, according to the FDA. Medical devices are often recalled when the manufacturer identifies a flaw in the product or when the manufacturer is required to by the FDA.
Prescription and over-the-counter medications are other types of consumer products that are often recalled. Nearly 10,000 prescription medications were recalled between 2012 and 2019. Drug recalls are often issued when the manufacturer or the FDA discovers previously unknown side-effects, adverse reactions, or other risks.
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts are other consumer products that get thousands of recalls every year. In most cases, motor vehicle recalls affect over 35 million drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Unfortunately, most recalls aren’t issued in the automotive industry until manufacturers or the NHTSA receives notices or when defects have contributed to injuries or deaths. In some cases, vehicle manufacturers and dealerships aren’t always required to notify vehicle owners about recalls and car defects.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), more than 3.5 million injuries were caused by defective household appliances in 2017 alone. Research showed that many of those injured were children. Most of the household appliances recalled include ranges, ovens, heaters, countertop appliances, and more.
If you were injured because of a defective product, you are entitled to seek compensation. Contact our Texas product liability attorneys today at (888) 273-1045 to schedule a consultation!
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