The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's listserv for product recalls is a great resource while overseas. Since our focus has been more on the Indian media since we arrived, the email alerts can keep you up to date with products purchased in the U.S. Lately there has been a lot of child product recalls, so it is handy for those with children. They have alerts in the following categories: child, sports & recreation, outdoors, household and specialty products.
Sign up at https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx