Product Recall. How And Why A Product Is Recalled

It is well known that U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the oldest consumer protection agency in the U.S. Federal Government and it is responsible for protecting public health in the areas of:

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  • Human and Veterinary Drugs
  • Biological Products
  • Medical Devices
  • Nation’s Food Supply
  • Cosmetics
  • Products that emit radiation

recallProduct recall is defined as removal from the market when the company discovers a problem on their own and decides to recall the product or a product is removed by FDA. A correction can be made to the product due to its defects or potential harm. There can be three Classes of recalls. Class I recalls include products that would cause serious adverse health consequences or death. Class II recalls are applied for those products, which use may cause temporary reversible adverse health consequences. Class III recall is a situation in which a product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences.

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