Posts Tagged ‘Recall Effectiveness’

WeMakeItSafer to be Technology Voice at ICPHSO Symposium


As a high tech company WeMakeItSafer is focused on building robust, intelligent tools to solve problems, specifically problems related to product safety and recall effectiveness.  It was the unnecessary, completely preventable injuries and deaths associated with consumers continuing to use recalled products that led Jennifer and Priyanka to attack this problem in the first place. [...]

Some Say Re-Gifting is Tacky, but Could it Also be Dangerous?

Attractive Woman Holds Gifts

It’s been in your closet for almost a year – that blender that your husband’s Aunt Hilda thought you’d love. It is a nice blender, but you already have one that happens to be bright red to match your kitchen décor. You’re now exhausted, tired of shopping and need one last thing for your son’s [...]

WeMakeItSafer Announces Rewards Program to Encourage Product Registration


Could prizes get more consumers to register their belongings? WeMakeItSafer thinks so. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2011 WeMakeItSafer is announcing a new program called Safety Points Rewards to increase the number of consumers who register their belongings for product recall notifications. The program lets users of “Items I Own,” WeMakeItSafer’s product registration tool, enter a weekly [...]

WeMakeItSafer Releases Consumer Product Recall Data to the Public


New, interactive charts answer questions on everything from number of children’s product recalls to total retail value of products recalled in a given year. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 WeMakeItSafer, Inc. announced the availability of data on US consumer product recalls issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) from 1999 through September 2011. [...]

Register Baby’s Gear for Recall Alerts


Baby Safety Month is coming to a close, but we promise to go out with a bang. Today, we’ll be talking about how to protect Baby from product recalls, and tomorrow? Well, we have a big announcement planned for you, so be sure to like us on facebook so you are among the first to [...]

New Feature Helps Users Give Away Unwanted Items on Social Networks


WeMakeItSafer Makes “Out with the Old” Easier, Safer and More Eco-Friendly Oakland, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2011: Today, WeMakeItSafer announces a new feature that enables users of its Items I Own application to quickly post on social networks the items they no longer need. Giving away unwanted items benefits everyone and helps protect the environment, but [...]

‘Melissa & Doug’ Scores High Marks in Toy Safety


A couple of weeks ago we asked a question on our facebook page: “In your opinion, which brand makes the safest toys?” Admittedly, it was not a very scientific survey, but there was a clear winner – Melissa & Doug. We decided to take a closer look at this toy company to find out more [...]

Simply Check: A Long Awaited Solution to Recalled Products in the Secondary Market


When we read about product recalls in the news, the focus is nearly always on manufacturers, retailers and consumers – what the brand is doing, how stores are responding and how many people were hurt by the product.  However, there is another industry that is severely impacted by recalled products that rarely gets any attention. [...]

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


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 “Items I Own” to Protect Consumers from Product Recalls


Yes, it’s true.  We have removed the private registration code requirement on Items I Own.  It is FREE and available to the public here: What is Items I Own?  It is an incredible tool for consumers, schools, hospitals and childcare facilities that checks belongings against past recalls, then monitors them for future safety problems.  [...]

Help Keep Your Friends Safe

Help Keep Your Friends Safe

It is now a whole lot easier to help keep your friends and family safe. If you see a recalled product on the WeMakeItSafer site that you think someone you know might own, simply click on it to view the detailed product information page. There, you will find two buttons that make sharing on facebook [...]

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 [...]

New Buttons Make Product Recall Monitoring Even Simpler


We are happy to announce the addition of “I Own a Similar Item” buttons to the WeMakeItSafer site. You will find these buttons in our Recall Gallery, on Product Search results, and on our Recalled Product Detail pages. The purpose of the button is to give users another, quick way to add items they own [...]

Recalled Product IMAGE Widgets

Recalled Product IMAGE Widgets

It has been on our “to do” list for quite some time, so we are especially pleased to announce that we have completed several new widgets that anyone can easily grab and use for free.  Each widget displays the latest CPSC recalls, including images! Because consumers are far more likely to recognize something they own [...]

Selling Recalled Products is Illegal “Wow. I didn’t know.”

Selling Recalled Products is Illegal “Wow.  I didn’t know.”

Consumers still seem to be in the dark about new bans on selling recalled products.   Though not a scientific poll, in our everyday conversations, we have yet to talk to a single consumer who was aware of laws that prohibit the sale of recalled items by anyone, whether in yard sales, church rummage sales, online [...]