The Consumer Product Safety Commission offers a great service for anyone interested in product recalls. You can visit the web site and sign up for F*R*E*E recall announcements. You can chose different categories based upon your interests. Whenever something is recalled, you get an email with details. You can even go back and search to see if the two-year-old car seat your neighbor gave you has been recalled.
I'm signed up for the children's products announcements. As you know, my inbox has seen numerous CPSC emails lately. With twins, we have a LOT of toys. Luckily, we haven't owned any of the recalled products. I'm glad to get the information, though. You gotta love something that helps keep your family safe and doesn't cost anything.