When you mother says, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all,” she doesn’t mean it applies to dangerous products. In fact, the opposite is true. When products and vehicles are considered dangerous and defective, it is best to say something so that others can be warned.
Although you don’t monitor products for a living, if you come across a dangerous product (such as a child seat, crib, child’s toy, medication, tires, or other automotive part or accessory), it is vital to say something about it. While it is good to tell your family and friends of your concern, it is critical to also share your story with the following groups:
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Consumers play an important role in notifying NHTSA of potential safety defects related to vehicles, automotive parts and accessories, vehicle equipment, and child seats. According to NHTSA, consumers filed 41,912 complaints with the organization in 2012, which led to 650 safety recalls. Click this link to file a safety complaint.
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). In much the same way, consumers play the most important role in alerting CPSC of dangerous products, such as cribs, strollers, toys, furniture, appliances, containers and packaging, and more. Click this link to report an unsafe product.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). When consumers have adverse reactions to medications, food, cosmetics, and medical devices, the FDA wants to be informed. Click this link to report a questionable product.
Dangerous Products Attorney. If you have been injured by a defective product, speak with a Northern Kentucky defective products attorney at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson to learn more about your rights at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297 and receive a free, no-obligation consultation.