Business Insider recently featured a report revealing that millennials ignore product recalls more often than any other age group in the US. This claim was based on a survey of over 1,000 US citizens. Reportedly, the survey showed that the majority of Americans comply with product recalls. However, of those who said they do not comply with product recalls, most of them were 18 to 34 years old, an age group known as the millennials.
According to the results of the survey, compared to baby boomers (people age 55 and older), millennials are twice as likely to ignore a product recall notice for items including consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, food and automobiles. This is especially a big problem, because per the Business Insider report, millennials are now the largest living generation in the US.
Why You Should Never Ignore a Product Recall
Ignoring a product recall can lead to devastating results. Whether it is an auto recall, drug recall or consumer electronics recall, if a company alerts you that their product is faulty, you need to listen. For instance, the last thing you want to do is drive around on tires that are defective, because you ignored a tire recall. It could lead to a tire blowout and a car accident, which could include you suffering a catastrophic injury or someone you love losing his or her life.
Unfortunately, companies do not always issue product recalls as soon as they should or at all. In some cases, it is because they knew about the defect, but felt the recall would be too costly to their bottom line and instead chose profits over the safety of consumers. If you were injured or someone you love was killed because of a product recall-related accident or injury, you should talk to an experienced product liability attorney as soon as possible.
At The Goldwater Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of injury and wrongful death victims and their families, including bringing the individual or organization responsible for their pain and suffering to justice.