How to Handle a Product Recall?
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
When the discovery of a consumer safety or a defective product is found, a
product recall is announced to minimize the dangers to the consumer and to avoid the
risk of legal action to the maker/seller. Recalls are costly, but the
possibility of having a product that put multiple consumers at risk of
injury, possibly even death, is priceless.
The chief medical officer for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
has provided some basic guidelines as to how to handle a product recall
for food on their Foodsafety.gov site. Their advice is not panic, not
to eat the food, not to open the food, and to check the recall notice
to find out what to do with the food.
Now, what do you do if you have suffered because of a consumer product?
First, you must seek immediate medical attention if you have suffered
an injury. Dial 911 if it is necessary. Every year foodborne infections
affect 1 in 6 Americans by consuming affected products and 3,000 people
die. Do not discard the offending product; it is evidence.
Then you need to call your St. Louis personal injury attorney at Meyerkord
and Meyerkord, LLC to set up your free initial consultation. We will lift
your burden by handling the case for you by gathering the necessary evidence
and talking to the appropriate parties for you. Our sole purpose it to
get you the compensation you deserve. A settlement is reached on many
of our cases outside of the courtroom. However, when necessary, we will
take a case to trial.
Contact us for a free consultation.