You can visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website for important up-to-the-minute information regarding product recalls and safety news.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is the authority that the Bermuda Consumer Affairs references as its primary reference for recall information. Due to the frequency and number of the recalls currently being issued, Consumer Affairs encourages you to visit the CPSC website.
Products posing an immediate and significant risk to the general public and are found to be already in distribution on the island, will be followed up with recall public notices and a visit from a Consumer Affairs Enforcement Officer to ensure recall compliance.
As the number of product recalls rise, Consumer Affairs cautions that products originating from many countries can be potentially dangerous, but primarily those being manufactured in the Republic of China are posing an ever increasing risk to the health and safety of consumers.
The recalls are not isolated to any particular brand, product, industry or location. Recalls are being issued world-wide from the European Union to the United States.
Product problems are reported when there is a concern about the quality, performance or safety of any product. Problems with product quality can be caused during manufacturing, shipping or storage.
Recalled Product problems include:
- Product contamination;
- Design defect and defective components;
- Poor packaging or product mix-up;
- Labeling concerns;
- Malicious tampering with the product.
As a result, unsafe products must be removed from the market and a product recall is initiated.
A complete list of recalled products can be found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website.