The average household is filled with numerous products, appliances, toys, and electronics, and unfortunately, many items have the potential to cause injury to consumers. People are often unaware of household dangers until an injury or death occurs, and they may be unaware of household product recalls until it is too late.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), household consumer products injure an estimated 33.1 million Americans every year, as a result of both accidents and manufacturing errors. Household safety issues can include electrical problems, fire hazards, toxic ingredients, burn risks, suffocation, sharp objects, and choking hazards, as well as many others.
Additional household safety issues include:
Household products are often subject to CPSC safety recalls for faulty electrical wiring, defective or loose parts, mislabeling, fall risks, and overheating hazards. Commonly recalled household products include: