You Care About Recalls, But Can't Find Out About Them

According to a new poll by our careful cousins at Consumer Reports, most Americans are concerned about product recalls, but don’t believe they’re getting enough information about them. Only 13% said they were very confident that they were getting enough information about recalls from manufacturers and retailers. And just 8% were very confident that the government was getting enough information from those companies.

About 20% of consumers said they had purchased a product that was recalled, not including cars. However, a similar number said they were concerned that they missed a recall. Most consumers said they got their information about recalls from news reports.

The poll was released in conjunction with the launch of a new web site, Click, Check and Protect, which is designed to provide recall information to parents of school-age children. The site is run by Consumer Reports as part of the National School Safety Coalition, which includes Consumer Reports, the National Parent Teacher Association and the National School Boards Association.

School Safety Alert Program [Consumer Reports]