CPSC Moves To Make Voluntary Recall Agreements Legally Binding

by Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys

When a product introduced to the market in the United States is found to be defective, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) has often worked with manufacturers to conduct a voluntary recall on the affected product. The Oklahoma Defective Product Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers explain that for the past 39 years, these recalls have not been legally binding agreements between the government agency and companies; however, that may soon change.

An article released by Mondaq News states that CPSC Vice-Chairman, Bob Adler, has proposed amendments to the voluntary recall notice rules that would make “corrective action plans” established for defective products legally binding agreements between the government agency and companies. This move would allow the CPSC to enforce any recalls that are made by taking the company to court if they do not uphold their part of any agreement that is made.

The changes were approved in a 3-1 vote, with those opposing the reforms saying any alterations are unnecessary, considering the current system is working well and has for the past several decades.

The changes could also affect the way civil litigation regarding defective products is handled in the future. That’s why John Colbert and his team of Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers encourage anyone who has been harmed by a faulty product to discuss their legal options with a reputable attorney immediately.