Posts Tagged ‘Product Recalls’

The Biggest, Most Dangerous and Most Talked About Recalls of 2012


The new year is well under way, and we spent the first month of 2013 analyzing last year’s product recall data. Below are some summary statistics along with links to several Top 10 lists we think you will find quite interesting. Each list has a Top 5 image board for you to share on pinterest [...]

Cheap Products Aren’t the Only Ones that Get Recalled


Consumers may hear a lot about the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalling inexpensive products like toys and toasters, but did you know that the CPSC is in charge of many high ticket items as well?  Everything from designer clothing and recreational vehicles to building supplies and security systems falls under the CPSC’s jurisdiction.  We were curious [...]

2012 Recalls Cause Severe Injury and Death


Many times, defective products with a safety hazard are recalled before anyone is seriously hurt. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. At least 89 injuries requiring medical attention and 9 deaths, 8 of them children, were reported with 2012 CPSC recalls. The ten recalls with the highest number of serious injuries and deaths reported [...]

Making Coffee Proves Hazardous in 2012


In this Top 10 list, we reveal the recalls reporting the highest number of injuries at the time of recall. They include minor injuries such as bumps and bruises to more severe injuries such as cuts and skull fractures. Interestingly, three of the top five CPSC recalls by number of injuries reported were for coffee [...]

Nearly 9,000 Incidents Reported Before Recall in 2012


In 2012, an average of 28 incidents of product failure were reported before items were recalled.  About 100 recalls had zero incidents reported, while at least 25 recalls reported 50 or more.  Here are the five CPSC recalls with the most incidents of product failure reported at the time of recall.   Top 10 CPSC [...]

The Biggest Recalls of 2012: Chances Are Good You Own One


With 59 Million individual products recalled by the CPSC in 2012, there is a good chance you own at least one. Below are the Top 10 biggest recalls by number of units involved, and to the left is a handy image of the Top 5 that you can share  on social networks to remind others [...]

WeMakeItSafer Makes ‘Recalled Product Search’ Available to Bloggers and Websites


Any website or blog can now add a high-tech Product Recall Finder for free, without any coding. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2012  Those who have visited have undoubtedly used their Recalled Product Search tool. It is a favorite among users and, WeMakeItSafer says, since its public launch last year, hundreds-of-thousands of visitors have used [...]

Protecting Yourself from Recalled Products – How Much Risk Can You Bear?

What to do to protect against recalled products, from lowest risk to highest.

Thousands of consumer products, accounting for hundreds-of-millions of items, are recalled each year for safety hazards that put their owners at increased risk of injury or death. Over the past five years alone, we have seen more than 150 million children’s items, 110 million household goods and 9 million pieces of sporting equipment recalled by [...]

Overpublicizing Product Recalls Hurts Consumers

Overpublicizing Product Recalls Hurts Consumers

It’s a bold statement that needs some qualifying, but the evidence is mounting – over-coverage of product recalls may damage recall effectiveness, putting consumers at greater risk for injury. It is a problem referred to as “recall fatigue,” and it occurs when a consumer quite literally gets tired of hearing about recalls. With the passing [...]

Brief Overview of the US Consumer-Product Recall System – Old and New

Brief Overview of the US Consumer-Product Recall System – Old and New

In the United States, more than 15,000 types of consumer products, not including food, drugs and vehicles, fall under the jurisdiction of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the government agency whose job it is to protect the public “from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products.”[1] Maintaining the product recall system [...]