NMMA helping put product recalls on the Web.
The National Marine
Manufacturers Association is partnering with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission to launch a new Web site devoted exclusively to product recalls.
The Web site, www.recalls.gov
, is live today - click on Boats
. The site links visitors to the home pages of government
regulatory agencies responsible for recalls. People also can sign up for e-mail alerts on recalls.
NMMA says the new site is an “unprecedented collaborative effort” of CPSC and four other federal regulatory agencies — the U.S. Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, and Food
and Drug Administration.
“The recreational boating
industry takes recalls very seriously and wants its customers to feel safe and educated about boats and boating
products,” Monita W. Fontaine, NMMA vice president of government
relations, said in a statement
NMMA’s Discover Boating Web site, www.discoverboating.com
, provides a direct link to www.recalls.gov
to help boaters obtain recall
information posted by the Coast Guard. Users should click on the Boating Safety link and then scroll down to the bottom of the page.