Defective products and recalls are not limited to new cars, new toys or other new products. A used product could have been the subject of a recall without the consumer being aware of the dangers.
The buyer must also make sure the items purchased from the neighbor’s yard sale, online auction, or other online selling platforms are not on a recall list. Not only must the buyer beware, the buyer must be aware.
Staying on top of recalls and safety issues can be a daunting task for any individual. Time must often be divided between home and work. The following list of websites will help keep watch.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a strong web presence to serve consumers. On August 14, 2013, NHTSA announced a proposal to go into effect next year to allow used car buyers access to a free tool to track automobile Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) to search for recall information.
Consumer Affairs is the go to site for information on product recalls. This informative site provides information on scams, news for consumers and resources.
Food and Drug Administration
The Food and Drug Administration gives recall information for biologics, cosmetics, medical devices, medicines, and pet food.
Food Safety and Inspection Service
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Services lists any recalls for processed egg products, meat and poultry.
Kids in Danger
Kids in Danger (KID) seeks to improve child safety through improving product safety. A quick visit to the KID site is a must before purchasing any new or used product for a young child.
The USA.gov site provides an easy online process to search for product recall information.
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