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Safety

Consumers should have confidence that the food they eat, the products they use, and the cars they drive are safe for themselves and their families. Yet, these products are associated with thousands of injuries and millions of deaths per year in the United States. 

CR advocates for market and policy changes to make people’s everyday lives safer.  We push manufacturers and the U.S. government to recall unsafe food and products, and eliminate unsafe corporate practices and product designs. CR also works to ensure people are informed about product and food safety hazards, empowering them to make safe choices. 

To make the marketplace safer and healthier. CR is focused on these core policy priorities: 

  • Cutting road deaths in half over the next 10-15 years – on the path toward zero fatalities – through legislation requiring all new cars to come equipped with existing lifesaving systems, and by ensuring the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration sets and enforces strong autonomous vehicle safety rules.
  • Ban the use of PFAS chemicals in food packaging and establish a national drinking water standard for the most common PFAS.
  • Enhance the abilities of the Food and Drug Administration and USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to investigate root causes of foodborne illness outbreaks.
  • Strengthen laws governing Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls, public disclosure, rulemaking, and enforcement, and pass the STURDY Act to save children’s lives and prevent thousands of ER-treated injuries annually.

Learn more about how CR works with consumers, companies and policymakers in Washington, D.C. and statehouses across the country to help build a fair and just marketplace at TrustCR.org

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