Hardly a day goes by without new warnings issued about common products on store shelves -- pet food, baby food, toys and infant beds, just for starters. How can a savvy consumer be on the alert about products that have been recalled?
According to partner blog ConsumerAffairs.com, you can sign up for e-mail updates from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the federal agency that's supposed to protect us from defective products.
Think you don't need this? Check out the long list of recalls for this month before you make up your mind.
The process is simple -- so simple that we did it in less than a minute. You can sign up for e-mail alerts for all recalls or for recalls in specific areas like kid stuff, household items or recreation or outdoor products.
The CPSC has also partnered with Target to make recall information readily available at Target stores. Also, a commission press release said, "Target has introduced a new process for eligible Target REDcard account holders, which provides recorded phone messages for guests who purchase an item that has been recalled."