Consumer Reports offers new safety alert website


On September 28th Consumer Reports (CR) released a new website specifically geared towards child safety. To promote their new resource CR has teamed up with the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and National School Board Association (NSBA). The PTA and NSBA have promised to inform their members about the new alert system, which could potentially help millions of parents receive timely information about child product recalls.

The site aggregates all child-relevant recall notices from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Apart from the alerts, CR provides a whole host of useful, category-specific safety videos, such as this one on safety gates.

For more information, you may also want to visit www.recalls.gov, which lists all federal recalls and provides a portal to the CPSC, FDA and NHTSA.

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