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MIAMI (CBS4) – One of the biggest problems parents face is trying to keep track of all of the recalled food and products. But, a new website is promising to house all the information in one site.

The website, ClickCheckandProtect, is a Consumer Reports companion site and was started as a partnership between the National School Safety Coalition, the National Parent Teacher Association, and the National School Boards Association, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The group hopes the new site will get parents to check the site and get schools to sign up for a weekly school newsletter that will also highlight recalls.

Among the products the new site will focus on for safety alerts and recall notices: toys, food, medicine, and furniture.

The groups behind the site said a unified site will help parents navigate through the overload of information. The Tribune noted that the CPSC announces product recalls, the FDA announces food and medication recalls, and the USDA announces meat recalls.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission will launch SaferProducts.gov in March, according to the Tribune. The new database will give consumers a chance to report dangerous products and see what others have reported.

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