When vehicle manufacturers issue recalls, they now must include special, distinct labels on the mailed notices to consumers in order to alert affected consumers about the recall. This new requirement, which was mandated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at the end of February 2014, is specifically intended to:
Make these important mailed vehicle recall notices stand out and appear distinct from junk mail
- Incite consumers to take immediate action to get the recalled vehicle parts repaired as soon as possible.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx explained the reasoning behind the new recalled notices, stating “recalls only work if consumers are aware of them.” As he also pointed out, “this new label will allow consumers to quickly recognize recall notices mailed to their homes so they can act quickly to get their vehicles, child restraints, tires, or other motor vehicle equipment fixed.”
Another key component of this new mandate is that it is illegal for companies other than those issuing vehicle equipment recalls to use this label – or labels designed to mimic this label in an effort to try to capture consumers’ attention. In fact, companies that attempt to market products to consumers using labels designed to mimic the new recall label could face fines and other penalties (the NHTSA is working with the Federal Trade Commission on ironing out some of the enforcement issues associated with this new mandate).
New NHTSA App Can Keep You Informed of Latest Vehicle Recall News
For consumers who don’t want to wait for mailed vehicle recall notices, the NHTSA has developed a new, free app that will keep consumers informed about the latest vehicle recall news while allowing them to quickly and easily report any issues they may be having with the safety of their vehicles.
NHTSA officials announced the introduction of this new app at the same time as they officially introduced the new recall label mandate. The goal of both of these new NHTSA-sponsored programs is to ultimately increase the safety of vehicles for consumers by increasing awareness of potential dangers with vehicle equipment.
Beaverton Car Accidents Attorney at the Weimar Law Offices
If you have been injured in a traffic accident, BeavertonCar Accidents Attorney Linda Weimar is ready to aggressively advocate your rights both inside and outside of the courtroom. Since 1997, Attorney Linda Weimar has been dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to injured people and to holding negligent parties accountable for their careless and reckless behaviors. This means that we can always be relied on to provide compassionate support to our clients while aggressively pursuing their rights to compensation for their injuries and losses. It also means that our clients can trust us to answer all of their questions, keep them informed at every stage of their case and work relentlessly to help them attain the compensation and justice they deserve.
Our commitment to getting the best possible results and the highest possible compensation for each of our clients is backed up by our proven record of success. When injured people choose to work with BeavertonCar Accidents Lawyer Linda Weimar, they can rest assured that their important legal matters will be handled by an experienced, dedicated and skilled professional who will do what it takes to obtain the best possible resolution to their case in the most efficient manner possible.
Your Rights Are Important to Us – Let’s Talk about Your Case
We are ready to talk about your rights and get your case started at no upfront cost. To get professional legal advice during a free initial consult, call us at (503) 640-5000 or email us using the Contact form on this page.
From our offices in Beaverton, Attorney Linda Weimar represents people with various types of personal injury claims throughout Washington County, including in West Side and Hillsboro.