Protecting the Rights of Consumers
A product recall is triggered by incidents where people are harmed. The
recall process is started when a manufacturer requests that consumers
take action on a product (return it, schedule maintenance) due to a potential
hazard. A product recall is often made after several accidents have occurred
and a pattern begins to emerge that suggests the product is defective,
or that a part of the product is not functioning as intended. Basically,
if a manufacturer believes the product may bring harm to consumers, they
will issue a recall. Unfortunately, this is often realized after consumers
have been injured as a result of the defective product.
How do I find recalls on my vehicle? You can search vehicle recalls by using your VIN. There are several options
online from the
Where can I find my VIN? You VIN is likely located on a sticker on the driver’s side door,
in front of the engine block, underneath the spare tire, or the lower
left-hand side of the dashboard. You can find your VIN without the car
by checking your title, owner’s manual, insurance documents, and/or
vehicle sales information from the dealership. Your VIN is 17 digits.
How do I report a defective product? Consumers play a major role in helping to identify dangerous products on
the market. A recall is announced after reports of incidents are reviewed.
To report a defective product
file an online report. We encourage everyone to report a product that has failed, regardless
of if it resulted in an injury.
Recalled Product List
Any product, food, or medicine can be recalled. One of the most common
types of recalls that requires consumer action is automobile recalls.
A part of your vehicle, like the airbag, lug nut, or electric wiring,
can be defective, which increases the risk of accidents like rollovers,
fires, or tire blow outs. Sometimes a small part of a vehicle, like the
plastic part of the moorings, or the locking mechanism of a tailgate are
You can view a
complete list of recalls, or see the most recent recalls by the
Consumer Product Safety Commission. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compiles a
list of recent drug recalls.
Some recent noteworthy recalls include:
(Last updated: 08/05/2019)
Reasons Products are Recalled
We use the term “product recall” in a board sense. There are
millions of products on the market and millions of ways those products
can cause harm to the consumers who use them every day.
- A product can be recalled because a part (or the entire product) is not
working as intended. For example, a plastic piece melts in high heat,
the blade rusts and chips off, or the product breaks during normal use.
- When the warning or labels on the product are not clear, it can trigger
a recall. For example, food labeled vegan when it is not (misbranding),
or a common allergen is not listed on the ingredients list (undeclared
- A manufacturer error could result in a product recall. For example, the
product was improperly designed, or the wrong materials were used.
- Food recalls are often a result of contamination, most commonly E.coli.
Filing a Claim for an Injury Related to a Recalled Product
You have legal options if any product caused you or a loved one harm. The
product doesn’t have to be recalled to have a
products liability or defective product claim. At Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin, we review each
of our cases as if it were a product liability case. For example, if you
get into an accident because your tire tread separated, our team won’t
just address the accident, but inspect the tires to determine if a faulty
part – or improper maintenance from a mechanic – played a
role in the tire separation.
Common products that fail to function as intended and cause injuries include:
- Automobile parts (airbags, seatbelts, headrests, tires, etc.)
- Pharmaceuticals (medicines, vaccines, baby medications, etc.)
- Children’s toys and supplies (car seats, strollers, baby carriers, etc.)
- Exercise equipment
- Industrial equipment (tractors, lawnmowers, machinery, etc.)
- ATVs, boats, RVs, and motorcycles
- Veterinary products (pet food, collars, toys, etc.)
- Home goods (chairs, appliances, smoke alarms, computer accessories, etc.)
Common injuries and accidents that happen as a result of defective products include:
- Choking or suffocation
- Burn injuries
- Fall injuries
Schedule a FREE Consultation Today with Our West Palm Beach Product Recall Lawyers
Defective products can cause severe injury or illness to users who are
affected. Often, these incidents are a direct result of corporate negligence.
Manufacturers who endanger consumers by pushing out unsafe products are
responsible, and our West Palm Beach product recall lawyers are prepared
to hold them accountable.
Send us a message or call
(561) 922-0258 to schedule a FREE initial case evaluation.