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Recall News and Alerts

Safety often begins with knowing what is inside your family's home.  Whether it's a bargain from a neighbor's garage sale, a new toy, even meat or packaged food you just brought home from the grocery store, hazards can be unexpected.

To help your family stay safe, Children's Hospital has assembled a list of reputable organizations which play an integral role in the issuance and communication of important recalls and safety alerts.

  • The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) oversees safety and recall efforts involving a broad range of products including furniture, toys, appliances and electronics. To view recalls, or to submit a concern about a specific product, visit the CPSC web site.
     
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) maintaines a comprehensive list of alerts and recalls affecting many food and health products.
     
  • Recalls of meat, such as ground beef, poultry, and egg products, are logged and issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. An active list of such recalls is available on the USDA web site.
     
  • Automotive safety information including vehicle recalls, defect investigations and concerns with child passenger restraint systems are available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
     
  • In an effort to streamline the recall reporting process, the U.S. government has created the Recalls.gov web site to better educate American consumers. The site is billed as a "one stop shop" for recall information.

 

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