The world if filled with countless products that we use and consume on a daily basis. From the moment a company starts to produce the product to the moment it reaches us for use or consumption it is our belief that it is safe. The big question is, how do we know that it is safe? How do we know that the drum filling machine actually filled the container with the correct product? How do we know that the date on a package is the correct date and it wasn’t tampered with?
These are all great questions. The short answer is that we have a Food and Drug agency that watches and tests random samples of products that are released onto our shelves. One of the bad things about them, however, is that by the time a contaminated product is realized and recalled it has already been released into the general population.
So, what can we do to protect ourselves from dangerous products? Well, the first thing that you can do is look at the packaging. If the packaging looks as if it were tampered with then you don’t want to trust it.
The next thing you can do is examine the product after removing it from the packaging. Does it look okay? Does it smell okay? Depending if it is a consumable product such as food or if it is a usable product such as a tool or a toy, you want to look for anything that looks off or out of place.
If you have questions you can go online and type in the name of the product and see if there are any recalls or issues. You can also do this before you decide to purchase it just in case.
When it comes to safety in products these are just a few things you can do. You can also make sure that you are using the proper product for your age group or the age group of the user. You can test it before giving it to someone else and so much more. Safety is your primary goal. Do everything that you can to ensure your safety including saying no.