Certain medications have resulted in illnesses and injuries to consumers. The
Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch, for example, has led to serious complications involving blood clots.
Other medications like
Zyprexa have also been scrutinized for their potential complications.
Medical devices are regulated by the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, recent recalls have been initiated on equipment like
Baxter dialysis filters and
Sulzer knee and hip implants.
Household items can also be determined as dangerous once consumers start
using them. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,
several household items were recalled during October 2014, including a set of hanging lamps that posed an injury risk, an
outdoor patio set that created a fall hazard, and a
riding lawnmower that may experience problems with brake control.
Unsafe hygiene and food handling practices can cause major food recalls
throughout the country, and possible contamination has resulted in the
recall of beef, chili peppers, rice crackers, and pudding within the last month.
Many toys are released to the public before retailers and manufacturers
realize that they actually pose a danger to the health and safety of the
children that play with them. The most recent toy recall was announced
on October 15, 2014, at which time Toys 'R Us decided to
recall a play toaster set due to a possible choking hazard.
Keep Your Family Safe by Staying Informed
While a defective product lawyer can help you to get the compensation you
deserve if you are injured or become ill due to a defective product, there
are several things you can do to keep your family safe:
Regularly review government websites like the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and
Recalls.gov for up-to-date recall information.
Always register your products. Car seat and appliances.
Car recalls can be reported to you immediately if the company already has your contact
- Download a product recall app to your mobile device to get the most up-to-date
recall information possible.