News stories about unsafe items are not uncommon, but only a fraction of item safety remembers receive widespread reporting. Even if the danger of harm is major, the dangers of obscure brand names or products might not be made known through conventional media. How can you understand what items are unsafe?
The United States Customer Item Safety Commission (CPSC) is tasked with “securing the public from unreasonable dangers of injury or death related to the use of the countless kinds of consumer products” it supervises. In addition to providing reams of informative resources, the firm tracks and assembles recall information on myriad risky items. You can register for a day-to-day e-mail noting all new product recalls, or those focusing on certain categories.
The CPSC is an indispensable resource for learning more about consumer product security.