Many times manufacturers come to realize that their products that were produced have certain flaws. In such circumstances, they are obliged to make a recall on the given products so that they are able to rectify the defects. Why should they care about the products they have already sold off? The main reason is that it is part of that corporate social responsibility that the manufacturers bear to their customers and clients. Defectiveness of an item, say furniture, may be harmful for use and hence the need to have the manufacturer rectify the identified flaws.
Furniture is among the core accessories in homes and offices. They are everywhere. The chairs we use to sit, the tables for meals and meetings, the desks used in schools and the wardrobes are all pieces of furniture. Since furniture holds an integral part of our daily lives, there is a need for a positive response when the manufacturers make recalls.
In the process of making product recalls, there are players who have a stake in the arena. The government, as one would expect, has some authority in the recall of products. The United States government has a jurisdiction over more than 15,000 consumer products. The furniture recalls fall under the products category alongside appliances and clothing. When a manufacturer intends to make a recall on a given product, it is required that they inform the relevant ministry prior to the recall.
There is an alarm because many people tend to ignore the information concerning furniture recalls. Potential injury has thus been on the increase since consumers continue to use the defective pieces of furniture instead of having the manufacturer fix them in time. The government, in conjunction with manufacturers, made 2,300 recalls last year, in which furniture was included.
How do I know if my furniture has been recalled?
There is every piece of information you may need on the recall of your furniture in your government-operated website. Follow any directions indicated, although the most probable thing to do when your furniture has been recalled is to take it back to the manufacturer so that the defects are eliminated thus ensuring your safety. Most of the companies will offer to collect the furniture from where it is and take it to the company for repair. When the furniture is well furnished and safe for your use, they will redeliver it to you.
At a personal level, following a furniture recall will not only ensure that you are safe, but will also create the desired brand awareness in you. You will get to know which of the brands of furniture that you possess are more objective and focused on your satisfaction as a consumer.