You may have heard of product recalls before such as Toyota cars or Depuy hip replacement devices. Each of these recalls made the news and showed real problems with being on the consumer market.
A recall is when a company who makes a consumer product, medical device, or prescription drug and has to take it off the market for safety or health reasons. Recalls can be temporary to fix an issue or permanent.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set up 3 classes of recalls based on the results of how each product or device reacted in the public market. Products that can cause death or other health risks are placed into a class one recall status. If a product, device, or drug is recalled but the effects are temporary or curable they fall under a class two recall. Then there are other recalls, under class three, that are brought off the market but don’t cause any actual health harm to the public. These recalls can be less serious and have the company only temporarily remove the product, device, or drug off the market to change something like the warning label so that’s it’s more clear to consumers. If you or a loved one has been exposed to a product that has been recalled, it’s important to speak to an experienced attorney to talk about your options. Watch the video now to learn more.
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