After a product has been made available to consumers and the manufacturer learns it is defective or unsafe to use or consume, it will issue a recall so that those who bought it can either return it or throw it out. It is very important for consumers to pay attention to what recalls are issued to prevent them from using a product they may have purchased that might pose as a risk to their health or safety.
Sometimes, after an individual has purchased an item or food product, they will be sent correspondence that will notify them of an issue. For example, some vehicle owners may receive a letter in the mail if a part on their vehicle was recalled and they need to bring it into the dealership to get it replaced or repaired. In most cases, however, individuals will need to check regularly for any open recalls if they want to ensure the products they purchased are safe to use.
Now, there are different sites that can be used to check for certain types of recalls. Below are a few:
- Recalls from federal agencies. If a federal agency issues a recall, a consumer can visit
recalls.gov to see which products have been pulled from shelves.
- Vehicle/car seat recalls. Anyone who owns a vehicle can check for recalls on their cars or trucks and even car seats by visiting safercar.gov.
- To find any open recalls on meat, sausage, poultry, or processed egg products, a consumer can visit USDA.gov.
- For a list of food recalls, consumers can navigate to foodsafety.gov to find out what foods, if any, have been recalled.
What if an individual is injured by a defective or recalled product?
If an individual in Live Oak, FL becomes injured or ill from using or consuming a product they purchased and a recall has been issued, they will want to contact a personal injury lawyer to find out if legal action is warranted. Although some individuals might assume that because a recall was issued and they were unaware of it, they can’t hold the company or manufacturer liable for the injuries they suffered.
But this isn’t always true.
In fact, a consumer may still hold the right to sue a manufacturer if they become injured from a defective product, whether a recall was issued or not. With that in mind, if an individual in Florida was injured because their vehicle contained a defective part and they were involved in an accident or because they purchased a faulty product that caused them harm, they should contact the Live Oak personal injury lawyers at Koberlein Law Offices. With offices in Live Oak, Lake City, and Gainesville, Koberlein Law Offices offers legal services to those who have suffered injuries as a result of a defective product.
If an injury victim would like to find out if they have a case and what it is worth, they should contact Koberlein Law Offices at 386-516-2626.
Koberlein Law Offices has locations at:
855 SW Baya Drive
Lake City, FL 32025
118 Ohio Avenue N, Suite A
Live Oak, FL 32064
8443 SW 14 Lane
Gainesville, FL 32607