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Has a recalled product made you sick? What to do

Every day it seems, there is another product recalled. From food to health care products to toys, a recalled product can pose real hazards to you and your family.

Protecting yourself and loved ones from a recalled product can be difficult, but there is help available. But what is a recall and who can recall products? The answer is simple: According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission or CPSC, a recall can be issued by a manufacturer or the government to protect the health and safety of consumers.

A recalled product can be medication, food, toys, cosmetics, car seats, cars, clothing and more. If a product you own is recalled, you usually have options: Return the product for a new one or a repair, according to the CPSC. Sometimes, a product is banned outright.

One way you can protect yourself is to make sure that products you buy second-hand or get as hand-me-downs (like cribs or baby gear) aren’t recalled.

There are several websites to watch for recalled products, including:, and even the CPSC’s website. Sometimes, you can sign up for emailed notifications.

If you feel a product is unsafe, you can also report it to the CPSC.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a recalled product, there is something you can do. First, make sure you seek medical attention – even if you aren’t sure if it is necessary. You will need proof of your injury if you end up needing to go to court. You should also make sure to save the product and double check that it’s been recalled.

Also, ask for legal help. The legal experts at the Schottenstein Law Offices are here to help you and answer your questions about recalled products.

If you or someone you love has been injured by arecalled product, give us a call today at (614) 467-8474.