August 6, 2013
Recall Information Goes Mobile -- Even Easier for Consumers to Find
HARTFORD, August 6 – Making sure that you’re up to date on all the latest product recalls that could affect you or your family is easier than ever, the Department of Consumer Protection reported today. The national Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) now offers updates on social media as well as on its website.
• Via Twitter -- @OnSafety: CPSC posts nearly all recalls and all news releases on its Twitter feed. You'll also receive important safety messages, tips and other information at https://twitter.com/onsafety
• On Flickr: Photos can help consumers identify if they own a recalled product. You can find the photos of many recalled products on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/uscpsc
• With Google+: CPSC recently launched a page on Google+ and is now posting Recall Roundups and some of its larger recalls on Google+ at http://bit.ly/14ZhXNL
In addition, recalls and consumer safety reports are available on the web at www.SaferProducts.gov, which is a forum for products you may own or are thinking of buying. Read it to see what others have reported about these items. Last but not least, the CPSC posts all of its recalls at www.cpsc.gov/recalls.
“There’s no need to wonder if the products, furniture and toys in your home are safe for your family,” Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein said today. “Just ‘connect’ with one or more of these sites to stay on top of the latest recalls and safety news.”