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Consumer Reports Magazine Launches Recall Website

October 16th, 2007

A new website out there called NonInMyCart.org has promised to offer information on product recalls, drawing from three federal websites. The site happens to be sponsored by Consumers Union, the people who publish Consumer Reports. The splash page at the website displays a letter that a web surfer can write to congress.

The site combines recall notices from the three federal agencies that oversee food and product recalls, as well as recommendations from the organization and information about the organization’s stance on legislation being considered by Congress.

The reason why this development is so interesting is that Consumer Reports is famous for its objectivity. The magazine doesn’t take on any advertising revenue so that they don’t even have the appearance of taking sides. I can’t  remember Consumer Reports ever getting involved in anything political.

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