Today, I want to tell you about a recent case that I had and the reason why it’s important for you in your everyday life. The case involved a child whose parents had been in a car accident. Somebody turned in front of them, and upon impact, the child was ejected from the car seat.
The car seat was installed properly. The problem was that the latch came open and the child was ejected. When we started investigating, we found that this particular car seat had been recalled by the manufacturer.
How To Protect Yourself And Your Family
So, today, I want to explain to you what you can do to protect yourself and your family from potentially very dangerous products that may have been recalled.
There is a website called the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and if it’s too hard to remember that, just Google “Recalled products” and it’ll bring you right to the site.
Be Sure To Check Regularly
And it’s a good idea to set your calendar maybe to once a month or every two months to look at those products in your life that are the most essential for your safety.
This is especially important as it relates to products for children, such as car seats because many of them have had product recalls over the years. And this is precious cargo. You want to protect your children.
So, go to the site. I find that many times, there are registration cards that they send with the products. Often, people lose them, they don’t know what they’re for, or they inadvertently throw them away. So very few people ever take the time and effort to actually register their products.
Sometimes, it can be tracked through the distributor or the retail store where you bought it, but many times, it cannot. So, it’s a good idea to be proactive and actually do this every once in a while, and you’ll be amazed at what you see.
Another Client Case
I had another client recently who, because I had talked to them about this, found out that a tire that they were riding on had been recalled. Thankfully, they were able to get a replacement tire that was manufactured safely. And when they examined the tire that came off the car, they said it was about to fail.
So, I feel pretty good about that. I want to pass that on to you. Of course the biggest problem is remembering to check. We’re all busy in our daily lives. How are you going to remember to do this?
What You Should Do
I suggest you put a repeating entry in your calendar, maybe once a month, once every two months, whatever you feel comfortable with. And that way, when you see a popup on your calendar, it will be a nice reminder to go ahead and take a peek at it.
So, I really hope this helps you keep your family safe. If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected]