Recalls for consumer goods and food items are issued by the U.S. Government when an item has been deemed to be potentially hazardous to consumers' health or safety. Pet food, toys, peanut butter - the list of recalled items unfortunately has contained dozens of items or products that are used frequently by individuals and families, in their own homes. Staying abreast of the latest recalls that have been issued can seem like a formidable task. However, the Internet has become a very useful source for many consumers, as many websites provide up-to-date information on recalls issued within the United States.

Here are some resources to find recalls for food, pet products, toys, baby items and vehicles:


The U.S. Government's Food Safety & Inspection Service site is an excellent place to get up-to-date food recall information for meat, poultry, and processed egg products. Information is available for any of these types of items that are currently being recalled, as well as a searchable archive section for recalls that have been previously issued. If you want to stay on top of these types of recalls, sign up for their free email notification service, and be notified of both future recalls and health alerts. You can also use this site to contact the USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline, or report a problem with food. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issues recalls and safety alerts. Their front page lists include the most significant product actions of the last 60 days, based on the extent of distribution and the degree of health risk. This information also includes pet food recalls. Want to know how a product gets recalled? Check out their article FDA 101 Product Recalls: From First Alert To Effectiveness Checks. provides links to Federal and State web sites for food safety news and health alerts. This site is the official gateway to Government food safety information.


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) provides information on all the latest recalls for toys and infant/child products. You can search for recalls by product type or by date. Sign up for their various RSS feeds (child products, household products, outdoor products, or sports & recreation products) or post them on your website/blog to help get the word out.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides databases for defects and recalls through their Office of Defects Investigation (ODI). ODI conducts defect investigations and administers safety recalls to support the NHTSA's mission to improve safety on our Nation's highways.

You can also find out more at This website offers recall and safety information on vehicles, equipment, tires, or child restraint products.