Defective products are killing and injuring people every day. In the US the Consumer Product Safety Commission is in charge of protecting consumers from these dangerous products. When a product is deemed dangerous by the CPSC, it will be the object of a recall. In a recent article, the New York Times looked at some of the most notable product safety recalls over the last 10 years. Among them, the deadliest defective products were the Firestone tires that were recalled by the CPSC in 2000 . 271 people died in car accidents because of tire failure and tread separation. The largest one was the recall of 150 million pieces of toy jewelry sold in vending machines for 75 cents or less. The toy jewelry was recalled for containing lead that could harm children if swallowed. The jewelry was never linked to any reported injuries.
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