Laws regulating the retail industry are designed to ensure that consumers are protected. This includes prohibitions against distributors from selling a defective product which has already been recalled by the manufacturer, in Illinois or in any other state. When a distributor fails to adhere to these laws, it can face serious fines from authorities. This is what recently happened with Meijer, Inc.
Toys are usually made to bring fun and enjoyment to children. However, there are times when the way a toy is designed can cause problems and can even result in physical harm to a child in Illinois or in any other state. This turned out to be the case with the toy product known as Buckyballs. The toy is now being recalled after a regulating agency ruled that the toy is a dangerous product for children.
Food-borne illnesses have become a concern for many Illinois families. There are a number of cleaning products on the market that can be used to ensure that kitchen surfaces do not contaminate food products. Additionally, most frozen items have specific instructions regarding the safest way to defrost them. The average consumer depends upon food companies, distributors and stores to provide him or her with a food product that is safe to eat. If a problem is discovered, it is expected that the company will quickly react by issuing a product recall.
When a manufacturer offers a product for sale to the consumer market, said manufacturer has a responsibility to ensure that the product is reasonably safe and without defects. Illinois residents may have noticed multiple recalls lately, most of which were defective vehicles and tainted food products not fit for human consumption. An unusual, dangerous product recall of a fitness wristband was announced recently.
Michelin North America has ordered a U.S. tire recall due to faulty treads. The company, which is recalling 1.2 million tires, has said that a tread and belt endurance problem was discovered after warranty claims were submitted on the vehicles. So far, there have been no reported injuries.
Consumers rely on products to function as advertised. In the case of safety products, in particular, it only seems fair to expect that an increase in safety would result from proper usage. Yet a recent article suggests that safety bed rails, intended as a preventative measure against accidents involving bed-ridden, frail or weak patients, may actually put such patients in more danger.