Knowing about the latest product recalls can be vital for your health and well-being. There could be a chance that you own a product that has recently been recalled, and knowing when not to use a product might simply mean a return trip to the store where you purchased the item from in hopes of a refund, or it could potentially save you from serious physical harm.
A prime example of a recall that could cause serious harm are those that involve car safety products, such as child safety seats. Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. That's why it's so important to choose and use the right car seat correctly every time your child is in the car. Otherwise, you may run the risk of purchasing a child safety seat with a product defect that can seriously injure your child.
Britax Child Safety Inc. is one such company that recently recalled almost all of their child safety seats - or at least a majority of them. In fact, over 200,000 of their products were recalled before the beginning of August. The reason for the recall was because there was a broken chest clip tab on the seat, one that posed as a choking hazard to small children. They claim the tab may be swallowed by infants, increasing the risk of injury.
Other important recalls are those involving food. Foods that are contaminated may not look, smell or even taste bad at times, but some can cause serious illness and even death. Recently, Bestherbs Coffee LLC has issued a recall of their coffee products due to undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients and undeclared milk. This means that for people with serious food allergies, they may drink the coffee and not know about a potential allergen inside which could cause a serious allergic reaction.
Staying up to date on the latest product recalls is something that can be vital for both your safety and the safety of your family members. For the latest product recalls, refer to https://www.recalls.gov/recent.html for a variety of different recalls throughout various sectors.
If you or a loved one has experienced injury or harm due to a recalled product, contact Berger & Lagnese, LLC today for your free case evaluation wherein one of our experienced attorneys will assess the validity of your claim, and will gladly discuss every detail of your case to inform you of your legal rights and options.
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