Everyday we engage with different products and activities that are produced by various manufacturers across the globe. Depending upon your lifestyle, your habits, and activities will determine what types of brands you might regularly purchase from. In a world of consumerism, we rely heavily on the functioning and dependability of everyday products that we use. From washing your clothes, to driving to work, to communicating with others via devices, we heavily rely on materials and devices to function safely, and as we intend for them to do.
Do you ever stop to think about how different products can have a negative effect on your health? With many studies into health concerns associated with the use of various products, its no wonder consumers should become more conscientious of how different recalls might affect their overall health and wellbeing.
Let’s investigate areas where recalls could be prevalent and could have a negative impact on your health.
With such a wide variety of children’s toys on the market, it’s no wonder this is one of the most common areas for recalls to exist. The most common associated risk with toys that have recalls op up is a choking risk, or the threat of personal injury. Most are derived from other consumers who have experienced danger or injuries to their children. Most likely these issues were submitted to the manufacturer because of threats to the safety and health of other children.
It’s important for all parents and families to pay attention to these types of recalls daily. Especially for parents of multiple children of various ages and interests.
Our automobiles may have recalls that we might not be aware of. For most, after purchasing a vehicle there is little to no investigation into this subject matter. As a consumer, we often consider the manufacturer’s warranty on a new vehicle sufficient enough to cover any types of issues that might come about. However, this is not always the case and recalls are a different classification that buyers should always watch out for.
Recalls on vehicles can negatively impact our health because they can pose a threat for serious injury when we least expect it. Additionally, the type of recall may have different impacts you may not be aware of. Cars may emit toxic fumes that are inhaled by drivers when they are unaware. These might not have immediate health effects, but can have long-term effects down the road if they are not addressed when a recall is issued.
One area many individuals overlook is their home appliances. This goes beyond the common belief that staring into your microwave can cause damage to your eyes from UV rays.
Appliances may have defects that are found a few months to even a few years after they are purchased or produced by the manufacturer. Some electronic devices can overheat, causing a risk of fire of burn injuries. Appliances can also leak toxic fluids, those of which can become exposed to children and small pets. Furthermore, lines that connect appliances, such as water sources, can leak and cause significant damage to your home or apartment. After sitting for a long while, these areas of moisture can cause mold and mildew that quickly becomes toxic to humans and pets.