Best Buy is one of the largest electronic retailers in the United States, with many stores throughout California. Despite its size and reputation for selling high quality goods, the company has recently come under fire.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Best Buy has continued to sell dangerous products that have been recalled, subsequently putting the safety of consumers at risk.
The CPSC notes that 10 different products have been sold through Best Buy, as well as other outlets, such as CowBoom, despite the recalls that occurred in 2012 and 2013.
Consumers purchase products with the idea that they are safe to use at all times as long as they follow the instructions. With Best Buy and other retailers continuing to sell products that have been recalled, the chance of a consumer being injured is much greater.
One such product is Coby televisions, with an original recall date of December 12, 2013. These products are a hazard due to an electronic component that can fail and catch fire. As a result, it is both a fire and burn hazard.
Other products on the list include GE dishwashers and Canon EOS Rebel T4i digital cameras.
A company with a long history of success, such as Best Buy, should know better than to sell products that have been recalled. They should realize that this is dangerous on many different levels, including the fact that a consumer could be injured as the result. In the event that something bad were to happen to a consumer, the retailer could find itself facing even more trouble.
Source: Valley News Live, "CPSC: Best Buy has been Selling Recalled Products" Gretchen Hjelmstad, Jul. 25, 2014