Posts Tagged ‘Items I Own’

Register Your Baby Products to Keep on Top of Recalls

Register for recall alerts with Items I Own by WeMakeItSafer

Last week, Encore Baby Registry posted a fabulous article on their blog about the importance of checking for recalls. Rather than just tell readers to register, Encore gave specific examples of some of the problems that registering products solves.  We have posted the first portion of their article here, with permission, and encourage you to [...]

Protecting Yourself from Recalled Products – How Much Risk Can You Bear?

What to do to protect against recalled products, from lowest risk to highest.

Thousands of consumer products, accounting for hundreds-of-millions of items, are recalled each year for safety hazards that put their owners at increased risk of injury or death. Over the past five years alone, we have seen more than 150 million children’s items, 110 million household goods and 9 million pieces of sporting equipment recalled by [...]

Don’t put off safety any longer. Take five minutes right now to protect your family.

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Items I Own checks your belongings against thousands of recalled products at once, then keeps checking every item, every day, so you don’t have to. In only a few short weeks since its release, Items I Own is proving to be a hit as consumers learn about its ability to save them time and bring [...]

WeMakeItSafer Launches New Technology to Protect Consumers From Product Recalls

WeMakeItSafer Launches New Technology to Protect Consumers From Product Recalls

New technology by WeMakeItSafer addresses 38-year problem with product recall system that has resulted in thousands of preventable injuries and deaths. BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 (PRNewswire) A new tool by WeMakeItSafer called Items I Own™ (http://WeMakeItSafer.com/ItemsIOwn) will bridge the gap in communication between manufacturers and consumers, addressing a problem that has made recalls largely [...]

WeMakeItSafer 2010: Year in Review

WeMakeItSafer 2010: Year in Review

As 2010 comes to a close, all of us at WeMakeItSafer want to take this opportunity to say thank you for the incredible support we have received.  It has been a busy and productive year that has served to lay the foundation for great things to come in 2011.  What follows is a recap of [...]

Overpublicizing Product Recalls Hurts Consumers

Overpublicizing Product Recalls Hurts Consumers

It’s a bold statement that needs some qualifying, but the evidence is mounting – over-coverage of product recalls may damage recall effectiveness, putting consumers at greater risk for injury. It is a problem referred to as “recall fatigue,” and it occurs when a consumer quite literally gets tired of hearing about recalls. With the passing [...]