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Release Date: 09/23/2004
Contact Information: Suzanne Ackerman, (202) 564-4355 /

(09/23/04) A new feature, "Recent Recalls," has been added to, the multi-agency web site created to provide better service in alerting the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products. As part of the federal electronic government (E-Government) Initiative, was developed to provide links to all federal agencies with programs to combine their information for this web site. Under leadership provided by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), six agencies worked collaboratively across traditional boundaries to accomplish this. "Recent Recalls" displays on one page the latest recalls from EPA, CPSC, Food and Drug Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, and Department of Agriculture. This includes consumer goods, automobiles, boats, drugs, cosmetics, pesticides and environmental product recalls. Technical support from EPA's Office of Environmental Information created direct feeds that update this web page automatically with pesticides and vehicle emissions notices. E-Government is part of the President's Management Agenda, which seeks to have the federal government focus more on citizens and results. The 24 E-Government Initiatives use Internet-based technology to make it easier and faster for citizens and businesses to interact with the government. The new web site is at: