Parker Waichman LLP Injury Alerts
PRODUCT RECALLS AND WARNINGS - YEAR-END ROUNDUPJan 1, 2001
2000 was a record year for product recalls and warnings, especially in the pharmaceutical industry. The rapidly growing threat posed by defective products in the marketplace prompted us to devote a number of this year's Newsletters to various aspects of that problem.
While various government agencies monitor consumer complaints and injuries and, when necessary, issue recalls, the dissemination of such important information to members of the general public is far from satisfactory. In fact, a recent investigative report in California disclosed dangerously defective products were still being sold at numerous discount, thrift and second-hand stores despite their having been recalled. Shockingly, recalled children's products, such as car seats, were found throughout the state being sold without any indication that they had been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Thus, the best way for you to protect yourself and your family from the hazards posed by dangerously defective products is to take advantage of every available opportunity to obtain information that may be of assistance to you. Some ways to keep well informed are as follows:
1. Read the monthly recall section in "CONSUMER REPORTS".
As a service to our subscribers, we have gathered together from various sources a comprehensive list of the major product recalls from November, 1999 through December, 2000. We have broken down these products into the following categories:
1. Motor vehicles