Consumer Information

U.S. Government Recalls Several federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions joined together to create this site which serves as a chearinghouse for U.S. Government recalls.  Included are recalls from the Consumer Products Safety Commission, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, and Coast Guard. Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings Website dedicated to uncovering dirty practices in the residential construction industry. Homeowners for Better Building Essential database for uncovering problems in the residential construction industry. Excluded Parties List Entities barred from doing business with the Federal Government. Federal Trade Commission The FTC website contains an archive of actions it has taken since 1996. Federal Contractor Misconduct Database The government awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct such as contract fraud and environmental, ethics, and labor violations.  In the absence of a centralized federal database listing instances of misconduct, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is providing such data. The Good Guide GoodGuide provides information on health, environmental, and social impacts of consumer products. The Rip-Off Report Consumer-oriented site where complaints are filed online. Responding to the challenges of multinational Internet fraud, and working to enhance consumer protection and consumer confidence in e-commerce, 13 countries unveiled, a joint effort to gather and share cross-border e-commerce complaints. Today, consumer protection agencies in 28 countries participate in this initiative.  The project has two components: a multilingual public website, and a government, password-protected website. The public site allows consumers to lodge cross-border complaints, and to try to resolve their complaints through means other than formal legal action. Using the Consumer Sentinel network (a database of consumer complaint data and other investigative information operated by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission), the incoming complaints are shared with participating consumer protection law enforcers.