Recalls

The Consumer Product Safety Commission usually announces at least one product recall daily. Sometimes they go unnoticed by consumers; other times, buyers are injured-or worse. There are 10 notable product recalls ranging through the years 1978-2016. Here is a description of a few of those recalls.

  • Ford Pinto (1978): Fuel tank caused fires after collisions, 7 deaths and 24 injuries.
  • Fitbit (2014):10,150 injuries related to skin rashes, and Fitbit recalled 1.1 million Fitbit Force Wrist fitness trackers after some buyers had allergic reactions to the materials.
  • Hoverboards (2016): Fire risk incidents are not tallied yet, but currently, there are at least 52 Hoverboard related fires.

There are probably a thousand more recalls that have happened in the past and may happen in the future. So, remember to always be aware of all recalls because it might just so happen that you have one of the recalled products.