An Iowa defective tire attorney notes that a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) study suggests that eighty percent of recalled tires are never fixed or replaced. Finding that the recall process for defective tires is not working, the agency has approved new safety recommendations which they hope will reduce the 500 deaths that are linked to defective tires every year. Affected consumers may be eligible to pursue claims with the help of an Iowa product liability lawyer.
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Report: 3.2 Million Tires Recalled Between 2009 and 2012
The tire registration and recall system presently used in the U.S. may leave many motorists driving on recalled tires without realizing they are doing so, according to a NTSB report. After reviewing safety recalls, the NTSB concluded that only about 20 percent of defective tires are ever fixed or removed from the road as a result of these recalls. As CBS News reports, the NTSB points to the current tire registration system as a significant reason for this problem.
Under this system, many tire dealers don’t have to register their inventory, and most drivers may not realize that they are responsible for registering their own tires. As a result, in many cases manufacturers may not be able to contact consumers who have purchased their tires to advise them that a recall is in effect. As the report notes, over 3.2 million tires were recalled just from 2009 to 2012. Unfortunately, many of the people who bought these tires may still not even be aware that a recall was issued, the website reported.
How An Iowa Defective Tire Attorney Can Help?
When companies sell harmful products to consumers without their knowledge, those companies may be liable for damages. If the product causes injury, affected consumers may be able to recover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Even if no injuries result from use of the product, a consumer may still be eligible to seek compensation for the purchase price of the product, as well as other costs related to the purchase.
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