Kellogg announced yesterday on their website that they're recalling 10,000 cases of Eggo waffles due to a possible contamination of listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects 25 states - including Illinois, Missouri and New York - and it specifically names the Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is tasked with reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes. Among the responsibilities of the NHTSA is the duty to investigate safety defects in vehicles and compel auto manufacturers to recall vehicles that have dangerous defects or that do not comply with federal safety standards. The process by which defects are identified and analyzed and the process of having vehicles recalled have been criticized in recent years following a number of high-profile missteps. The new head administrator of the NHTSA identified improving these systems as his top priority.
When a company sells a product it is giving consumers the expectation that the product is safe to use. Unfortunately, there are many products that are sold that contain defects. Using a defective or dangerous product can result in serious injuries or even death.