When Does a Company Recall a Dangerous Drug or Auto Part?
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FDA Recalls Are Often Voluntary
Too many people are harmed every year by FDA-approved products that have been designed or manufactured improperly, including defective drugs and defective auto parts. In this video, Miami product defect attorney Mike Eidson, a leader in the Ford Firestone defective tire tread litigation, explains the process of FDA recalls and how the process falls short, exposing people to personal injury.
They have a panel that studies it and decides it. They decide when they feel that a drug is too dangerous to leave on the market. A lot of times, these recalls, though, are voluntary recalls as a result of pressure from the FDA. It works exactly the same way with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, another federal oversight regulatory agency that oversees auto safety. When they start getting complaints, they will open an investigation file and they’ll assign specialists to that type of problem and once they decide there’s enough information to justify opening a file on it, they’ll go out in the field and start getting more information, write letters to the auto manufacturers and start questioning them about the problem and once they get enough information that they feel like this product has a safety defect, which is the ultimate question that they try to answer, “Does it have a safety defect?” They will put pressure on the automobile manufacturers who will recall the product and change the product.