Caveat Emptor for Firefox checks products for safety recalls
If you're browsing with Firefox, grab the Caveat Emptor add-on. It provides right-click access to the CPSC's feeds, list of monitored products, and will search for text you highlight in their database.
Want to know if that new decorative accent you're considering has mysteriously burst into flames on unsuspecting owners? Maye it's perfectly safe -- then again, maybe it's something you should avoid like this candleholder from Pier 1. Either way, Caveat Emptor makes a nice little addition to your product research toolkit.