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App Pick for Parents: Recalls Plus

Recalls Plus

Recalls Plus 

Works on: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (if you don't have an iOS device, it's also available as a Facebook app)

Cost: FREE

For: Parents who want the latest on recalls 

There are a number of recalls issued by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) on a daily basis, but the ones that are most worrisome for parents are the ones that involve products they use for their kids. Whether it has to do with kids’ medicine, car seats or high chairs, parents need to be aware of the latest recalls and ensure the safety of their kids. 

The Recalls Plus app is a must-have resource for every parent. It provides a full listing of all recent recalls and also lets you customize personal lists of items you want the app to monitor such as car seats, cribs, and more. By setting up a Personal Watch List, the app monitors products that you own or plan to buy. When a product is recalled, the app provides more detailed information on the hazards, where the item is sold and most importantly, contact numbers and websites. 

In addition to curating recalls from the CPSC, Recalls Plus also monitors product and food recalls from other government agencies like the FDA and USDA. Rather than having to sort through lists of recalls that aren’t relevant to you, this app is the best and most efficient way to stay on top of the products used in your households and have peace of mind that if anything goes wrong, you will know about it right away. 




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