The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is one of many federal bodies tasked with protecting American consumers. Other safety agencies include the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. The CPSC website explains that the agency monitors all products that may contain certain types of dangerous product defects.
Atlanta parents place a high priority on the safety of their babies. When a product recall involves baby food, these parents understandably become very worried. As such, it is important that the companies which produce baby food remain vigilant about their products’ safety. If it is ever discovered that a manufacturer failed to do so, consumers may choose to pursue products liability lawsuits. This provides an avenue through which such companies can be held accountable for selling a dangerous product.
People often hear of "voluntary" manufacturer recalls in Atlanta and may think that returning the affected products or items is optional. The fact is that the word "voluntary" is simply meant to show that the manufacturer has worked out a deal with the appropriate government oversight agency to remove a potentially dangerous product from the market. If and when an injury or illness occurs as a result of using a recalled product, one may still seek compensation from the manufacturer.
When we get behind the wheel of a car, we trust that everything about the vehicle is safe--from the body’s exterior, to the airbags and seatbelts, to the inside structure. We rely on auto manufacturers’ stringent safety testing and product recalls to make sure we’re only operating safe and reliable vehicles. Sadly, dangerous products make their way onto the market now and then, resulting in consumer injury or death. Products liability laws exist in Georgia to ensure manufacturers continue to build their products as safely as possible.