While there are many moving parts in the manufacturing process that make mistakes inevitable, there are steps manufacturers can take to greatly reduce the incidence rate of problems.
Children have plenty of toys to play with around the home and when in school. What many parents don't think about is the safety of the toys their children are using. Monitoring recall notices in the news is easier said than done. Parents can be on the lookout for defective toys without having to wait for a recall notice to hit the newspapers. Let's take a look at how this can be done.
A study published in the medical journal Cureus shows that an increasing number of orthopedic devices created for the ankle or foot are being fast-tracked for approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The researchers also found that those that those quickly introduced to the market via the 501(k) pre-market notification process as opposed to the pre-market approval (PMA) process were most apt to be recalled.
Whether you buy a car, television, toaster or children's toy, it most likely comes with a consumer warranty. While it's commonplace for new products we all purchase to be covered by a warranty, items that you may buy used may also be covered by extended warranties. Even if an explanation isn't made at the time of a purchase, an implied warranty may cover an item that you buy.
Are you the type of person who uses power tools day in and day out? Maybe you do so for pleasure around your home. Maybe you use power tools to do your job, such as on a construction site or in a warehouse setting.
As a parent, you do whatever it takes to keep your children safe. This means checking the toys you buy with the idea of keeping them away from any that could cause harm.
As a parent, you know one thing to be true: Your children enjoy playing with toys. While there is nothing wrong with this, you also realize that not every toy is as safe as it should be.
A report from a CNN affiliate claimed that a number of types of children's makeup being sold at Claire's stunningly contained tremolite asbestos.
When we hear about defective products on the news, we often hear about toys posing choking hazards or a car airbag being activated at an inopportune time.
This past January, a $1 million-dollar home was completely lost to fire. The fire was reportedly due to a dangerous product sold by Amazon -- the hoverboard.