Thousands of dangerous products are recalled every year across the country – from cars and tires to toys and baby products to foods and household products. How can you keep track of recent defective product recalls?
First, understand that if your car is recalled, the manufacturer should contact you regarding the recall (although it doesn’t always happen). If you’d like to make sure your car has no active recalls, use the U.S. Department of Transportation’s VIN lookup tool.
In other cases, you can stay informed by checking the official recall website of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.recalls.gov/. On this site, there is an option to sign up for email alerts regarding the most recent government recalls.
If you own a recalled product or believe a product you own is defective, check the CPSP’s website for instructions or call the company that sold or manufactured the item for more information.