On Sunday, 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin lost his life when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down the driveway and pinned him against his security gate. "[Anton's] death," writes Jeff Guo for the Washington Post, "raised the fear of anyone who's ever parked on a steep incline and worried if the brakes would hold."
In our last post, we started examining how the product recall process undertaken by the Consumer Product Safety Commission can unfold and how this effort can take anywhere from just a few weeks to upwards of a year depending upon the circumstances.
One of the most important tasks of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the federal agency "committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard," is initiating product recalls.
Most Americans do not stop and question the production of foods that they consume. There are a number of regulations in place to ensure that food is safe for eating. Unfortunately, these precautions do not prevent every improperly processed or flawed product from entering stores and homes. The sale of a defective product in California has resulted in the illness of hundreds.