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You Will Need
- Internet access
- Product information
Know about Recalls.gov
Know about Recalls.gov, representing consumer protection arms of six federal agencies including the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Search the CPSC database
Search the CPSC database by product type, specific company, product description, types of hazards, and where the product was manufactured.
Find vehicle product recalls
Find auto, truck, and motorcycle product recalls at Safercar.gov. Search by model year, make, and specific vehicle equipment such as tires and child restraints.
Search for boat recalls
Search for recreational boat and related equipment recalls at the U.S. Coast Guard's database. Search by company, model year, and type of problem.
Search the FDA database
Search the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) database. Product recalls include human/animal drugs, cosmetics, and 80 percent of foods eaten in the United States.
Read FSIS recalls
Read FSIS recalls of meat, poultry, and egg products at federally inspected plants. These cases are listed by year.
Be aware of your own food handling practices
Be aware of your own food handling practices. BeFoodSafe.org is a consumer education site sponsored by the Agriculture Department and FDA.