The National Capital
Poison Center will post important local recalls on its
Facebook page. Call the poison center right away at
1-800-222-1222 for a possible poisoning
from a recalled product.
Check these web sites for up-to-date
information about recalled foods, medicines, cosmetics, and consumer
products. Note you can sign up to receive alerts
about the recalled products from these websites.
www.RECALLS.gov. This site is a single stop for recalls by
U.S. government agencies. It provides links to the Consumer Product
Safety Commission, Food and Drug Administration, Department of
Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway
Transportation Services Administration, and U.S. Coast Guard.
Cribs and other children’s furniture
Lead in paint, toys, jewelry, clothing, and
Medicines and products with faulty
Products that release carbon monoxide
Many other consumer products if they do not
meet safety standards.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA regulates food
(except meat, poultry, and products made with eggs), medicines,
medical devices, cosmetics, and tobacco products. The web site
allows you to search for recalls. Also, you can check the tabs
labeled All Recalls, Food, Drugs, Animal Health, Biologics, Medical
Devices, or Cosmetics. Here are examples of the recalls available
Contaminated foods, for example peanut
butter with Salmonella, whole (shell) eggs with Salmonella, sprouts or cheeses with
products with fragments of foreign bodies.
Foods recalled because they don’t contain a
correct list of ingredients; these can be risky for people with
Prescription medicines with the wrong
Dietary supplements that contain
Pet foods and medicines that don’t meet
U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA regulates meat,
poultry, and processed egg products, among many other activities.
Examples of USDA Food Safety Recalls include:
Contaminated fresh, frozen, and canned
Contaminated products containing meat or
eggs, e.g. chicken salad, egg salad, soup, sausage, and prepared
Foreign bodies found in prepared products
with meat or eggs.
Meat or egg products with incorrect labels;
this could be a problem for people with allergies.