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Product Recalls: How to Wade Through the Confusion

As a personal injury lawyer in Seattle I do my best to stay on top of all the product recalls that are going on so I can keep you informed in one centralized place. It’s no easy task that’s for sure. There’s so much going on between Toyota, drop-side cribs, food recalls, drug recalls, etc. So how are you supposed to stay on top of all this information?

I stumbled across this article that does a very good job at trying to make it easier for you to stay up to date and understand what’s going on. Some of the main points they make are:

– Never buying anything used if it’s going to cause serious personal injury should it fail. Be careful when buying used: cribs, high chairs, car seats, helmets, strollers, etc. All of these items could have stress fractures or defects that you may not realize until it’s too late.

– If you are going to buy something used make sure that you inspect it fully looking for cracks, stress fractures, worn parts, or even cheap repairs. If you find any of these things you should pass on this “bargain.”

– You can call the CPSC’s toll free hotline at 1-800-638-2772. Or you can visit their website at: recalls.gov or cpsc.gov for more information on up to date recalls.