Best Buy will settle a civil penalty worth $3.8 million that was issued after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found the company liable for distributing and selling hundreds of products that were part of a recall.
Allegedly, Best Buy intentionally placed 16 products in the market that were under recall. Even after Best Buy assured federal authorities that they would improve their system, which they claimed failed to prevent recalled products from reaching consumers, recalled products continued to be sold.
An estimated 600 recalled electrical appliances and gadgets, many of which were digital cameras, were purchased from Best Buy in a span of five years. As part of the settlement, Best Buy is expected to be more strict in screening the products they distribute to their outlets.
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