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When Dangerous Products Aren’t Recalled

Posted on February 4, 2019

The American public depends on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to identify and share the word on dangerous products. But during the recent government shutdown, this federal agency wasn’t even open, putting consumers in “a dangerous situation,” according to a recent article in Business Insider.

While the article noted that a small number of employees worked at the CPSC during the shutdown to address severe threats, the agency itself was officially closed, as indicated by a notice on its website. In this instance, the responsibility falls to individual businesses to determine whether if a product should remain on its shelves. If the answer is determined to be “no,” it is up to the business to to raise public awareness about any health or safety defect.

In short, consumers and companies always need to be vigilant, but especially during a federal shutdown.

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