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Chapter 22. CONSUMER HELP > Recall Information

Recall Information

Before I show you a few places where you can look up recall information, bear one thing in mind: Just because a product is recalled doesn't mean it's necessarily bad. I'm not allergic to peanuts or to eggs. Therefore, a product that has been recalled because it contains undeclared peanuts or eggs is not hazardous to me. When you read that a product has been recalled, do not assume, especially in the case of food, that the recall means that product is bad.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Product Recalls—http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html

This is the central place for recall information online. There are several ways to go through this information. Product recalls are listed by month, company, and type. Categories include Appliances, Clothing, and Sports Products. Click on a category and you'll get a list of items in that category, backwards by date. Unfortunately there's no date on the items, but if you want to get an ongoing list of the recalls this site does offer an RSS feed. Click on the item and you'll get a full press release including a description of the item, the reason for the recall, and a summary of any problems that consumers have had with the item thus far.


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