CoPIRG Foundation recently released an analysis of Consumer Product Safety Commission data that shows a big jump in product recalls in 2022.
According to the report, 292 recall announcements were made in 2022, that’s a 33% increase from 2021 and nearly 22% of the recalls involved injury or death.
Danny Katz with CoPIRG Foundation says that even after a recall, people continue to get hurt because recalls are not always effective.
CoPIRG Foundation offers the following tips for consumers to be informed:
- Register your product with a company so it’s easier for them to contact you in a recall.
- Check out cpsc.gov/recalls to make sure what you are buying isn’t recalled
- Report problems so unsafe items can be recalled more quickly – saferproducts.gov
- This link gets you to report and tips guide – https://pirg.org/colorado/foundation/updates/product-recalls-jump-in-2022/