Child safety seats. Toyota cars. Pringles potato chips. All three have been the subject of recent recalls because of concerns about consumer safety. But if you hadn’t watched the news to learn about the Pringles recall, how would you know whether the snacks in your pantry might make you sick?
Fortunately you can subscribe to feeds from various consumer watchdogs and monitor them on your My Yahoo! page. Here are some good examples to consider:
- The Food and Drug Administration — Recalls/Safety Alerts: This information from the U.S. government keeps you current on a wide range of possible food safety issues.
- Safercar.gov — Vehicle Recalls: This roundup from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration includes announcements about specific car models and components that may have safety concerns.
- Justia’s Auto Recalls Homepage: You can actually browse and select an RSS feed that is specific to your vehicle’s manufacturer by going directly to the website.
- Household Product-Related Recalls: This feed from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission covers possible safety issues on everything from window shades to tea kettles.
You can also explore the sites above for specific recall updates on drugs, dietary supplements, or children’s products, among others. Subscribing to any of the above feeds will make it much easier to keep tabs on safety information for everyone in your household.
Apps mentioned in this post:
- Add Food and Drug Administration — Recalls/Safety Alerts
- Add Safercar.gov — Vehicle Recalls
- Add Justia’s Auto recalls Homepage
- Add Household Product-Related Recalls
- My Yahoo! Editorial
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