Q4 Product Safety Recall List Filled with Electronics & Electrical Products

In the last three months of 2014, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada maintained their torrid pace of recall announcements.  Here is a list of electrical/electronic products that were recalled in the 4th quarter of 2014, per the Consumer Product Safety Commission:

Recalls are expensive.  Keurig took a $10M charge in December when 7 million of its UL-listed single-serve brewers were recalled.

Beyond the recall cost, there is the risk of regulatory penalties to watch out for.  In 2014, CPSC levied over $12M in civil penalties, a record.

Avoid the steep cost and hassle of recalls.  MET Labs is the experienced alternative to UL for product safety certification.  The first OSHA Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), MET has 55 years of product safety testing experience, and a stellar track record of clients that have avoided costly recalls.

Beyond safety recalls, electronics manufacturers are increasingly engaging in reliability testing to prevent product returns and warranty claims.  HALT testing is the quick and sure way to prove product reliability.  HALT testing helps you discover defects in your product design, guarantees a much lower product infant mortality rate, and reduces development costs.

Contact MET to ensure the safety and reliability of your product before it’s on the market.

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