The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced
a new service that will allow consumers to automatically receive safety
updates about tire recalls and child seats.
NHTSA reported that historically less than one-third of all
affected consumers respond to tire recalls and less than half of
affected consumers respond to child-seat recalls.
The new service will allow consumers who choose to sign up for
it to receive recall information via e-mail or a PDA. To sign up, go to www.safercar.gov and then select the “RSS” or “E-mail” option in the “Defects & Recalls” box.