Most federal employees work at government agencies that facilitate various interests which influence the American experience. Among these agencies are several that help to ensure that the raw materials, agricultural products, and goods that are sold to businesses and individuals are safe. Without the efforts of various safety-related agencies, the rates of non-fatal and fatal injuries resulting from defective products would skyrocket.
With that said, far too many defective and dangerous products do slip through the cracks of the system and ultimately need to be recalled in the interests of public safety. When auto parts are recalled, consumers receive a notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). When it is food or medication that has become hazardous, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) makes an announcement. For virtually all other products, it is the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that sounds the alarm.
How the CPSC Can Help You to Stay Safer
The mission of the CPSC centers on minimizing the likelihood that those in the U.S. will suffer injury or death as a result of consumer product defects and dangers. In service of this goal, the agency crafts and enforces safety standards, engages in a variety of safety education efforts, and oversees recalls of unsafe products. The agency regularly works with companies concerning voluntary recalls and issues mandatory recalls under particularly urgent circumstances.
If you are ever concerned about the safety of a product that you’re interacting with, you can look it up on the CPSC’s website to see if it has been recalled and, if so, why. Additionally, you can report any hazards to the CPSC so that it can determine whether the public should be notified of your discovery. Finally, by simply scrolling headlines related to the CPSC’s efforts once a month or so, you may be alerted to hazards that could affect you and your family if not addressed properly.
Contact an Experienced Arlington Heights Products Liability Lawyer for More Information
When a defective or unreasonably dangerous product causes harm, it can be difficult to know what to do in order to protect your own interests and to keep others safe from this hazard. Thankfully, the experienced Arlington Heights, Illinois product liability lawyers at [[title]] understand the steps that need to be taken in the wake of product-related harm.
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