Schumer backs master list of recalled products

(AP) - Sen. Charles Schumer plans to introducelegislation that would create a master list of products that havebeen recalled so that the information will be readily available toconsumers.

At a news conference Sunday, Schumer said his bill would createan easily searchable Web site for recalled products.

Schumer's bill would also require merchants to notify customersif an item is subject to recall.

The New York Democrat says that under current law, a seller isnot obligated to tell a buyer if a product is under recall.

Toyota recently recalled millions of cars due to an acceleratorproblem. Thousands of other products are placed under voluntaryrecalls every year.

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