A product recall occurs when a manufacturer requests the return of a particular product, either voluntarily, or under mandate by a government agency. Anything from a laptop battery to yogurt to an infant carrier to a hip implant may be the subject of a recall.
Why might a company issue a recall voluntarily? It may do so in an effort to limit the damage done to its brand and reputation. Some pharmaceutical companies have gone so far as to attempt a “ghost recall”, in which they try to buy all the defective products off the shelves so that they do not have to do a proper recall and damage their reputation.
Other recalls may be ordered by a government agency, including:
- U.S. Consumer Protection Agency
- Federal Aviation Commission
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Food and Drug Administration
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