Waves of recall

news-mattel-fisherprice-colIs it the manufacturers that are undermining the consumer’s health and safety or is it just the alertness of the monitoring agencies? News are flooded with news of recalls.

  • Today, Transport Canada is recalled three brands of car seats: Cosco, Eddie Bauer, and Safety 1st car seats have a strap that can loosen, and jeopardize a child if there’s an accident. (CTV, sept 2)
  • Canada recalls Lead-filled Chinese pencils (AFP, Sept 2)
  • Toys ‘R’ Us recalls paint sets from China (AFP, Aug 31)
  • US company recalls fresh spinach over salmonella contamination (AP, Sept 1)

Well, it might be a higher cost for some businesses and opportunities for other businesses as Quebec toymaker, Bojeux, says that the recall of Chinese-made products will have consumers opting for Canadian-made goods. (CanWest news)

I was wondering are recalls enough for the consumers? Comments please.

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