The CPSC sues Amazon regarding dangerous and defective products

On Behalf of | Jul 28, 2021 | Personal Injury

If you were recently dealing with a defective product in Texas, it could have been something you ordered from Amazon. Being one of the world’s largest retailers, a lot of products move through Amazon’s facilities. Unfortunately, a recent investigation found that Amazon could be housing more dangerous products than you might think.

Details about the CPSC’s investigation

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently launched an investigation regarding concerns of defective and dangerous products for sale by Amazon. After conducting its research, the CPSC found over 400,000 dangerous products available on Amazon’s website.

Upon further investigation, the CPSC found that Amazon was selling hairdryers capable of shocking consumers, faulty carbon monoxide detectors and sleepwear for children made from flammable materials. It’s important to note, however, that these items were from Amazon’s third-party sellers.

Amazon’s response to allegations of carrying defective products

After learning that the CPSC planned to sue Amazon for carrying faulty products, it didn’t take long for a company representative to release a statement about this situation.

A spokeswoman from Amazon noted that this company complied with the CPSC by removing certain product listings from its website. The retailer also informed its customers of safety concerns associated with said products. However, this spokesperson also noted that the CSPC has yet to provide Amazon with enough information to remove every single item named in this organization’s lawsuit.

In conclusion, the Consumer Product Safety Commission plans to sue Amazon over hundreds of thousands of defective products it carried. If you were the victim of a dangerous or defective product, consider getting the help you need by contacting a product liability attorney.