Few people in this country can claim that they are unaware of the dangers of drunk driving. For years, billboards, television advertisements, national studies and classes for teens have warned people against getting behind the wheel after a few drinks. Alcohol impairs a person's vision, reaction time and decision-making, which can put both the intoxicated driver and others on the road in grave danger. Sadly, some people still choose to ignore the facts.
Product recalls seem to be a common occurrence. Often, product recalls are the result of a company being extra cautious to avoid any negative repercussions in the unlikely event that someone becomes injured or ill. Other times, however, product recalls are the result of malfunctions that put consumers in serious danger. An example of this situation recently came to light when several people were seriously injured by a malfunctioning product.