The Whystle App: Consumer Safety Information Tailored to Your Family



When it comes to keeping up on the safety of toys, food, and other products consumed by children and families, there is a lot of information out there. However, not all of it is relevant to everyone in the same way, and it can be tedious to sift through it all to stay in the know on the concerns personal to you. This is why Whystle should be your next download.

Whystle is a new, user-friendly iPhone app that provides you with safety information and product recall notices that affect you and your family based on your personal profile selections. You provide info like allergies, kids’ ages, pets, and location to receive alerts relevant to you. Some examples: If you have a milk allergy, you’ll be alerted to recalls for undeclared milk. If you are pregnant, you’ll receive information and notices relevant to expectant parents, such as recalls due to foodborne pathogens. If you have young children, you can stay abreast of safety concerns relating to furniture that tips over or toys that pose choking hazards. And they are all conveniently collected in one handy place: “My Alerts.”

The service currently includes recalls from four government agencies: The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). You can also opt to “Receive All Medical Safety Alerts” to get all notices from Whystle related to medical safety issues. And when Whystle identifies a particularly dangerous product or safety issue, every user will receive an alert in their “My Alerts.”

For busy moms and dads (and, really, that’s all of us), Whystle can be a valuable tool in cutting through a lot of the noise, making parenting safer and easier. It’s easy to use — just download the app on to your iPhone to get started!


This post is sponsored by Whystle, however, I only promote products, services, and programs that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.

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