Toxic chemicals, dangerous dolls, and high-powered magnets capable of obstructing or tearing through parts of the human body from the inside could all be lurking inside your child’s toy box.
Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) April 05, 2013
Each year, unsafe products cause $900 billion worth of harm in the form of injuries, deaths, and property damage, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported. The CPSC recalls hundreds of dangerous products in its quest to protect consumers across America. Throughout recent years, political and public criticism of the agency has prompted it to adopt a new “fast track” program to streamline the process of getting hazardous products off of retailers’ shelves more quickly. However, attorney Richard P. Console, Jr., questions whether these recalls are effective enough at protecting consumers. Because the product recall process is so poorly publicized and so often misunderstood, he worries that many consumers may not even realize that these dangerous recalled toys and children’s products are already in their homes. With a unique perspective gained from practicing personal injury law for nearly 20 years, Console warns parents of the dangers that unsafe products pose to their families.
“Toxic chemicals, dangerous dolls, and high-powered magnets capable of obstructing or tearing through parts of the human body from the inside could all be lurking inside your child’s toy box,” Console said. “Unfortunately, all the government protection in the world can’t help us if we don’t know how to find out about the dangers, and this is all too commonly the case. Of all consumer products recalled for safety reasons, fewer than one-third of any individual product is ever returned. This means you may not even know if you have the dangerous product in your home.”
In his latest article, “Deadly Hazards in Your Home: What You Don’t Know About Product Recalls,” Console looks into the reasons why many consumers are not aware of recalls. By continuing to be exposed to these unsafe recalled products, Console warns, these families are at an increased risk of being injured.