The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) recently sued Amazon in an attempt to force the company to take responsibility and recall hazardous products being sold on their website, Amazon.com. The committee is arguing that Amazon’s handling its “Fulfilled by Amazon” products make it a distributor under the law. However, Amazon refuses to take that responsibility. Learn more.
Hard lessons can be learned from accidents. In the Tour de France a woman who held a cardboard sigh out during the race causing many racers to be injured was going to charged with a lawsuit, but was later released as a reminder of the importance of following safety rules.
Fisher-Price continued to sell products to unsuspecting parents resulting in numerous infant deaths, despite knowing that its products were linked to a preventable risk of infant death. Fisher-Price knew about the risks and concerns surrounding the Rock’ n Play Sleeper product soon after its release; however, the company left the product on the market until the voluntary recall in 2019. It’s concerning that Fisher-Price knew the risks their products present but continued to sell multiple products for years without making any recalls or giving any warnings.