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Why product recalls are important to California residents

You'd be hard pressed to find someone here in California who cannot name at least one product that has been recalled in the last couple of decades, especially not after the GM recall for defective ignition switches. Product recalls happen every year, sometimes because of a danger and sometimes because of the embarrassment the product may cause -- see the Lululemon yoga pant case for an example.

How much do you know about voluntary food recalls?

When it comes to the number of people affected by food-borne illnesses here in the U.S., the figures are rather shocking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 48 million people a year will develop some sort of food poisoning with roughly 128,000 requiring hospitalization and 3,000 losing their lives.

Defective product in California leads to Salmonella outbreak

Most Americans do not stop and question the production of foods that they consume. There are a number of regulations in place to ensure that food is safe for eating. Unfortunately, these precautions do not prevent every improperly processed or flawed product from entering stores and homes. The sale of a defective product in California has resulted in the illness of hundreds.

FDA report reveals startling increase in medical device recalls

We rely on medical professionals to provide us with the best possible care in order to ensure that we live long and healthy lives. We also rely on medical device manufacturers to build products that are both safe and reliable in order to ensure the exact same result.

Product defects in California leaving people in the hospital

Most people buy products, including food, expecting them to be safe and healthy. Customers should not have to worry about whether every product is dangerous to their health as they contemplate whether they should buy it. Unfortunately, sometimes recalls, product defects or disease outbreaks, like a recent one in California, can cause people to be more cautious about their purchases.

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