When you purchase products for your family, you rely on the promise of manufacturers to provide things that are safe, functional and effective. Poorly managed manufacturing processes that lack adequate quality control may endanger the safety and well-being of you and your family.
There are many government requirements designed to protect you as a consumer. One of these is the use of tracking labels.
The purpose of a tracking label
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, tracking labels include valuable information such as:
- The date and location of production
- Identifiers including batch numbers or supervisory information
- The name of the manufacturer who oversaw production
Particularly in products that you would purchase for your children, compliance requires an affixed tracking label to all products or their packaging. While a specific method of organization is not required, the tracking label on your product or package must include all of the aforementioned data.
Tracking labels and safety
Your risk as a consumer may decrease with the presence of a tracking label that includes specific product information. This happens because manufacturers may feel a heightened sense of responsibility in creating a product that you can safely and comfortably use without subjection to danger. Additionally, if you do come across a defective product, the presence of a tracking label may quickly provide you with valuable details to use in filing a claim and requesting action from a manufacturer. The tracking label may increase the speed of identifying where in the process a mistake occurred and then immediate action may follow to prevent injuries from happening to anyone else.