A new way for parent’s to check if their child’s toys, clothing and other products have been recalled has been introduced. The site, called “Click, Check and Protect” was launched by the National School Safety Coalition, which involves a partnership between Consumer Reports, the National Parent Teacher Association, and the National School Boards Association. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Federal Trade Commission, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are also involved to help inform parents of recent recalls.
According to news reports, the project’s goal is to prevent personal injury through minimizing the risks associated with using defective products. “That’s why the National School Safety Coalition was formed – to get key recall information in the hands of parents and educators to help prevent these tragedies,” Consumer Reports president Jim Guest said. Another site recommended to parents and those interested in product safety is the online resource Recall Owl, which includes statistics and categories of recalls such as toys, food, and cars.
I am always interested in helping people discover which products they use are now considered unsafe. I recommend visiting the Click Check Protect site and signing up for recall alerts on your mobile phone.