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Consumer Product Recalls Reach Highest Point in Five Years

By Alpert Schreyer on August 30, 2016

Burnt and Recalled CableA recent quarterly recall report released last week shows that consumer product recalls reached their highest point in five years during the second quarter of 2016.

The report comes from Stericycle ExpertSolutions, a division of Stericycle that handles product recalls and retrieval and covers trends from different sectors including consumer products.  While consumer product recalls saw only an eight percent increase, it was also the second highest recall number since 2011 and was higher than any quarter in the past ten years up to the end of 2015.

82 percent of the recalls were for home items including fixtures and furnishings.   Interestingly enough, while the product recalls reached a high, injuries from the defective products actually decreased by 22 percent.  While that sounds good on the surface, there were still a number of injuries and even deaths.  You will remember just a couple of months ago at the end of June that the popular furniture store Ikea recalled more than 35 million chests and dressers after reports of children dying as a result of them tipping over and they issued refunds for the recalled pieces.

Pharmaceutical recalls rose in the second quarter of this year to their highest level since 2014, while on the automotive side NHTSA recalls reached their second highest level since the year 2000.  Even more concerning was recalls in the food and beverage industry.  USDA recalls were up 12 percent and FDA recalls were up 82 percent, with both entities setting new records for recalled units.

Whether it is a piece of furniture, medicine, a car or something else, product defects can cause pain, injury and sometimes death.   If you or someone you know is the victim of a defective product, it is important to know your rights and the experienced Maryland defective products attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC are here to help you.  We will listen to your case and create a strong strategy to fight for your rights in court and fight for the rightful compensation you deserve.  Don’t wait…call or contact Alpert Schreyer, LLC today!

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