The Washington Post recently announced that the Consumer Product Safety Commission will launch a new public database that tracks customer product safety complaints. The database will make public thousands of complaints it receives each year about safety problems with various products, from power tools to piggy banks.
The compilation of consumer complaints, set to be launched online in March, has been hailed by consumer advocates as a resource that will revolutionize the way people make buying decisions.
Industry, as expected, is generally opposed to the database, saying that it will be filled with inaccurate data, harm economic growth, kill jobs and may be filled with fictitious slams against their brands.
While a complaint doesn’t mean a product is unsafe and it certainly isn’t cause for a recall on its own, it can alert you to potential hazrds. You’ll have to be the judge when you read or make complaints.
If you or someone you love has been harmed by an unsafe product, we urge you to call Lundy Law at 1-866-281-8612.