How to Find Out if a Product You Own Has Been Recalled
If you have ever been injured by a faulty product, or even if you know someone else who has, you understand the serious danger posed by defective products. Our Dallas product liability lawyer knows all too well that defective products can cost lives.
While the media is a great source of information about large scale recalls like the recent ones affecting Toyota and GM, recalls limited to small consumer goods rarely make the headlines. When you do learn about dangerous toys and small appliances that lead to deaths and other serious injury, it is often too late.
Fortunately, there are some safeguards in place when it comes to recalls. Once a recall has been initiated, retailers are required to stop all sales. With computerized inventory and sales systems, this can take place rapidly, but it won’t protect you if you already have the recalled item in your home. Second hand goods are another common source for recalled goods.
So where can you go to find out about recalls? Here are some important sources:
- Visit recalls.gov. This website acts as a clearinghouse for information from government agencies that regulate transportation, drugs, food and consumer goods. You can also sign up for e-mail notices to keep you up to date.
- saferproducts.gov provides a site where other consumers can report problems about particular products.
- nhtsa.gov is the place to find out about the latest automotive recalls and defective vehicles.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product, determining liability can be difficult and overwhelming. In Dallas, our experienced product liability lawyer will help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact the Turley Law Firm today by completing the form on this page or calling 214-691-4025 to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients from Fort Worth, Dallas, and throughout Texas.