With the slew of recent vehicle recalls and heightened concerns about food and product safety, it’s important to note where to go when you have a complaint about something. (You could tell me, but I can only do so much).
Here is a list of federal agencies and the products under their jurisdiction. To check for recalls, go to the Web site of the individual agency or to Recalls.gov.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
What: Cars, car seats, tires and vehicle equipment
Call: (888) 327-4236
Consumer Product Safety Commission
What: Consumer products (toys, baby products, grills and more)
Online form for drywall complaints
Call: (800) 638-2772
Food and Drug Administration
What: Foods, medicines, cosmetics, and medical devices
Medical: Online form for drugs regulated by the FDA
Non-meat food (cereal, fish, produce, nuts, cheese):
Call: (301) 443-1240 (emergency); (800) 535-4555 (non-emergency)
Or the consumer complaint coordinator in your state.
Call: The consumer complaint coordinator in your state.
Call: The health department in your state.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Call: (800) 232-4636)
And your local health department.
USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service
What: Meat, poultry or egg products
Call: (888) 674-6854
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