In a majority of cases, when the Consumer Product Safety Commission issues a recall for a product, it's generally done with the help of the company who is providing the product. Together, both parties usually come up with a plan to make the product safer for consumers.
For most people across California, the New Year will mean fulfilling resolutions and making a fresh start. For Judge James Selna of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California however, 2013 will mean finally wrapping up the product-liability lawsuits filed against Toyota related to the accelerator issues a few years back.
We all know how important recalls can be. Whether it's here in California or in another state, being notified of safety-related defects in the products we buy almost every day not only alerts us to potential dangers but shows that businesses really care about the well being of consumers.
If you've driven past a neighborhood where there has been a children's birthday party, chances are you've seen one of those large, inflatable play structures such as a bouncy house or an inflatable slide.
In the time between 2009 and 2011, owners of the newly popular Prius hybrid car were alarmed when dozens of accident reports cropped up across the nation from owners whose gas peddles would stick without warning, causing many vehicles to collide with other vehicles. But after an extensive investigation and an even larger recall, many people's worries were put at ease.
Recently, parents across the nation were startled after their local news stations reported a massive car seat recall. More than 60,000 seats were included in the recall which led many parents in California to wonder if their child might be in danger as well.