Consumers have a tendency to tune out recalls. The result is a lot of unnecessary injuries and deaths.
Particularly if you have children, check to be sure they're not sleeping in a dangerous crib or playing with a toy recalled because other children have been seriously hurt.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission makes it easy to keep track of recalls on its interactive site. You can even subscribe to get emails when a product is recalled.
What you'll find are products blamed in deaths, mutilations and fires.
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Mitch Lipka is one of America's leading consumer journalists and advocates. He is an expert in product safety, recalls, scams, and helping consumers get out of jams. He is a nationally known consumer columnist and runs TheConsumerChronicle.com. He lives in Worcester. You can find him on Facebook or reach him at ConsumerNews@Aol.com