Most products are safe, but many products have hidden defects not obvious to the consumer. An example would be children’s toys that are still being sold with high levels of lead or other heavy metals which cause brain injury and neurological problems in children.
Some products which injure and cause death could be made much safer with little or no expense. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is a governmental agency which reviews safety problems. Unfortunately, the agency is severely understaffed.
Every month the CPSC issues recalls of many dangerous products. Many dangerous and defective products go unreported and are never recalled.
Some categories of commonly defective products are:
- Children’s toys
- Children’s products, not including toys
- Household products
- Outdoor products
- Sports and recreation products
- Construction Equipment
Many corporations put safety first, but many will not fix an easily correctable danger or hazard without a lawsuit or exposure of the defect.
You can check on recalls by going to the consumer product safety commission site. We also frequently publish blogs about the latest product recalls affecting New York state citizens as well as the rest of the country.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a product which may be defective call the defective product attorneys at Feroleto Law. We have experts to review cases, access to industry codes, standards and other resources. Our attorneys have extensive experience and have been highly successful in recovering from corporations who make defective and dangerous products or equipment. Call (716) 854-0700 or contact us today!