A visit to the
Recalls.gov website presents the best way to keep apprised of products that companies
and federal regulatory agencies have called back due to defects. Ignorance
of product safety issues can lead to illness or injury, so periodically
check the list to protect yourself and your family. You can also enroll
in the direct notification program that sends emails when an oversight
organization finds a serious problem with a product. The discussion below
provides an overview of what you need to know.
Alternative Websites to Check for Recalls
In recent years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has
recalled a huge number of vehicles. You can put your vehicle identification
number in the
SafeCar.gov database to see if any recalls include your car, truck or van.
Food and Drug Administration, one of the primary agencies dealing with recalls, has a page on their
website where the public can check the latest issuances. In addition,
you can check for food recalls at
Why Do Companies or Agencies Recall Products?
When unforeseen problems develop in a product in widespread use, recalls
pose the most effective means of safeguarding the public. They can involve
a broad spectrum of health threats, such as a packaged lettuce contaminated
with bacteria, or a car with a faulty airbag that result in injuries or
even death. A recall can affect any product, but most of them involve
food, cars, cosmetics, medications and environmental products such as
One of the most recent recalls has affected IKEA furniture. To read about it, see
Ikea Recalls 29 Million Chests & Dressers Due to Tip-Over Hazard.
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