Amazon is getting hauled into court for not recalling dangerous products the right way

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They need to be hauled into court for all those fake 5 star reviews too. All those as in the majority.


‘Amazon is applying a refund in the form of a gift card to your Amazon account’ How is this a REFUND? This is only credit to apply to another Amazon purchase


“Amazon says there’s a simple reason you don’t see any mention of returns: “Amazon did not require the return of these products before issuing a refund because CPSC had not asked us to and because such a step is unusual for recalls of these product types,” Amazon tells The Verge.” So because they are not requiring a physical return, the argument is that, they are not physically taking the dangerous item out of circulation/use? Just giving a gift-card leads to customers going “Woohoo! Free money! I got an email about a toaster we bought or something…. Housefires…blah…blah…- eh? Free money is freee money! Now I gots me a free toaster because they refunded me!” *Continues making dangerous toast. Yep. I can see how this goes wrong very quickly! Amazon! “Look guys, we GAVE A REFUND! it’s on them (the customer now!)”


Shit. Never thought about Amazon and recalls


You take the population of vehicles in the field (A) and multiply it by the probable rate of failure (B), then multiply the result by the average cost of an out-of-court settlement (C). A times B times C equals X. This is what it will cost if we don’t initiate a recall. If X is greater than the cost of a recall, we recall the cars and no one gets hurt. If X is less than the cost of a recall, then we don’t recall.