The USGovXML: Recalls app provides recent recalls and product safety news of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Child Safety Seat (CSS), Tire (TR) and Vehicle (VR) recalls of the National Highway Transit Safety Administration (NHTSA). In addition, you can search the FDA Firm Issued Recalls database and the CPSC Recalls database using a keyword or search phrase . The CPSC Recalls database contains recall information dating back to 1973.
The app is targeted to safety conscious shoppers looking to determine, in real time and using up to date information, if a product that they are considering the purchase of has had any recalls. As a result, it was designed for those "on the go" shoppers whose smartphone or tablet is equipped with an internet connection.