Holiday-Presents Daily Product Safety Update -Edition number 13
Today: What is a Product Recall?
Traditionally, the end of the year is a time of conviviality and togetherness. Giving presents is an undeniable part of this. But what should you pay attention to when it comes to the safety of these presents? There are still products available that are (partly) unsafe. Fortunately, this is just a fragment of the total offer.
We are here to keep you up to date on the latest developments in product safety. On the one hand, we pay attention to products that are being withdrawn from the market because of included hazardous parts. On the other hand, we provide information on details you should look out for when purchasing products that are still available.
Every day the latest news, alerts and mentionable facts.
Keep yourself informed with our Holiday-Presents Daily to make sure that the present you give is a present that's safe. Once every weekday we will provide a newsletter including the latest news on product safety and recalls, important alerts and mentionable facts that relate to the safety of products. Millions of products have been recalled this year. Here's a video from the US Consumer Reports on how to protect yourself and your family. Hopefully our newsletter will add to your and your children's safety.
What is a Product Recall?
Product recalls effectively means that goods need to be returned to the sale point for a complete refund or modification. In general this is due to a defective product or safety concerns. But it can also be about design defects or labelling errors. Generally speaking, companies recall products when defects seem to have safety concerns for customers and affect large number of customers. Otherwise normal warranty procedures are adequate as part of standard marketing practice.
Recalls are governed by consumer protection laws of a country which have specific requirements that cover the extent of cost the manufacturer will have to bear in which a recall is compulsory (and penalties in case of failure to recall). Announcements may be released on the respective government agency’s website. The consumer is requested to return goods, irrespective of condition, to the selling point for a full refund or modification.
Medical device product recalls, alert and field modification notices are published periodically by governmental agencies, subscriber services and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
This is just just some general product safety information about about toys and their hazards that you need to be aware of. With our Holiday-Presents Daily we will continue to follow the news on Product Safety and we will continue to keep you informed.
Source: Science Direct