CPSC Considering Rule Changes to Voluntary Recall Process

by Staff Blogger | February 17th, 2014

When a product does not meet the standards of safety and health established by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the product may be subject to certain voluntary recalls and corrective action plans. The California Defective Product Attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers explain the CPSC may be considering changes to its rules though, which could stiffen the requirements of a recall if one is initiated against a product.

Under current law, companies conduct corrections to defective products under good faith the issue will be resolved. This allows companies to correct problems while avoiding penalties. A CPSC Press Release says this could soon change under proposed rule changes that advocate corrective action plans should become a legally binding agreement in the event a recall is launched.

The ramifications of such a move could be huge, considering the rule change would set the stage for lawsuits to be filed against companies if every stipulation of a corrective action plan is not followed. The move would standardize the recall process as well by eliminating some of the control companies have over the process currently—such as the wording of recall notices.

The Alameda Personal Injury Attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers understand how confusing the rules overseeing faulty products can be. That’s why the firm’s team of attorneys are here to help anyone who has been harmed by a defective product.