Despite the government and media attention given to defective products, many consumers in Florida and around the country unknowingly find themselves using potentially dangerous and even deadly products. That problem was examined in a recent "ABC News" report on what it termed "recall roulette." That referred to the fact that whether consumers ever find out about a recall is often a matter of chance.
In that news report, Elliott Kaye, chairman of the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, called the website Craigslist "morally irresponsible" for not taking appropriate action to block the sale of recalled products on its site. This, he said, was despite "repeated requests" from the CPSC. He noted that eBay and Amazon have filters to block these products from being offered for sale.