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Product Safety Alerts/Recalls

Programs that issue bulletins to update the public about appliances, clothing, electronics, electrical power devices, furniture, household products, lighting/lighter products, sports/exercise equipment, toys and other consumer products that are subject to voluntary or mandatory recall or about which safety concerns have been registered. Safe handing information may be provided in situations where a product reported to be a safety hazard may still be for sale or in consumers' homes.

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Public Health Advisories

Programs that issue bulletins or otherwise inform the public of occurrences that may constitute a public health emergency. Public health advisories may also include safety instructions for people who are likely to be affected by the situation.

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Traffic Bulletins/Information

Programs that issue bulletins to update the public about the flow of traffic on the roads and highways. The reports pinpoint the location of traffic accidents, disabled vehicles, construction and other problems that are causing stoppage or slowing on the freeways; estimate clearance time; and suggest alternate routes for travellers. Also included are programs that provide information about traffic conditions in response to specific requests.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.