ACCC launches product recall iPhone app

Consumers can check on recalled products while they shop

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched its Recalls Australia iPhone app to provide information on recalled consumer goods.

The information will be based on the Recalls Australia website.

“For consumers, this means that when you’re out and about doing your shopping, you can quickly and easily check for recalled products on your phone,” ACCC deputy chairman, Peter Kell,

The app lists information for each recall, allowing consumers to quickly identify the recalled product, where it was sold, and what to do if you have one of the products.

“Additionally, the app allows you to report products you think are unsafe directly to the ACCC. You can even attach a photo you’ve taken from your phone of the product,” Kell said.

The Recalls Australia app is available for free via the iTunes.