New Technology For Recalls

By: Bob Yarbrough
By: Bob Yarbrough

Knoxville (WVLT) -- We're all aware of the massive toy recalls, but what about the smaller recalls?

Thankfully the Consumer Product Safety Commission is now creating an alert system to help keep you and your family safe.

Each year, hundreds of faulty products are recalled by their manufacturers.

Many of those recalls go unnoticed by millions of Americans, placing themselves and their family in a potentially dangerous situation.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission issues about 500 recalls each year.

Their recalls range from beds that collapse to clothes that can catch fire.

More recently they have had their hands full with toys that contain lead paint.

It's also important to remember that even if a product is removed from the store shelves, the item can still be in circulation thanks to auction websites or garage sales.

So now the CPSC is using modern technology to try and get the word to more consumers.

"This is important safety information and it's something that consumers can get as easily as a click of the mouse," said Nancy Nord from the CPSC.

In an effort to get dangerous products out of homes, the CPSC has started a program called the "Drive to One Million." Its goal is to encourage at least a million consumers to sign up for recall alerts that are sent to your e-mail inbox.

On of today's recalls is of 32,000 Cook's Essential Convection Ovens with pull out rotisserie and Deni-Convection Ovens with rotisserie's.

Some were sold on the QVC Shopping Channel.

The consumer product safety commission says wires behind the control panel can overheat, posing fire and electric shock hazards.

The recall is for units with the model number 910500 and 10500.

They sold for about $125 through various retailers from October 2006 until May 2007.

You should return the oven to the point of purchase for a refund or call 1-800-336-4822.

Signing up for recall alerts only takes a few minutes.

You can learn more by clicking on the link below.

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