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Electric vehicle sales hit new peak in 2018, but a lot of room for continued growth

Electric vehicles have been around since the invention of the automobile, but over 100 years later, they are now for the first time being more…

January 15, 2019

Joint letter urging furniture makers to strengthen dresser safety standard to reduce tip-over injuries and deaths

Consumer Federation of America | Consumer Reports | Kids In Danger | Parents Against Tip-Overs As safety advocates and the parents of children killed by…

January 14, 2019

CR’s Comments to NIST on Developing a Privacy Framework

Consumer Reports writes to respond to the request for information on Developing a Privacy Framework from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Developing a…

January 14, 2019

Press Release

Consumer Reports: Ikea must recall, offer refunds for dangerous dresser model

CR calls for stronger standards, enforcement to protect young children from furniture tip-overs WASHINGTON, D.C.—Consumer Reports today published a new story in its series about…

January 9, 2019

Press Release

Consumer Reports: Self-driving companies’ education campaigns must be driven by safety, not public relations

New industry coalition launched at CES 2019 to educate consumers and lawmakers about AVs WASHINGTON, D.C. — As major carmakers, tech companies, and partner groups…

January 8, 2019

Joint comments to CPSC on proposed amendments to CPSIA Sec. 104 product registration rules

Our organizations support updating the product registration rule in 16 CFR Part 1130, which pertains to Section 104 of the CPSIA. We support an effective…

December 21, 2018

Right to Repair Model State Law

This document provides template legislation for state lawmakers that would secure the Right to Repair for consumers. Last year, Right to Repair bills were active in…

December 21, 2018

Comments on Consumer Privacy for the Federal Trade Commission’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century on February 12-13, 2019

Consumer Reports writes to comment on the questions proposed for the February 12-13, 2019 hearing on consumer privacy hosted by the Federal Trade Commission.

December 21, 2018

Joint statement on failure of controversial driverless car bill, opportunities to safely advance driving automation in 2019

Defective Driverless Car Legislation Fails to Advance, Paving the Way for a Better and Safer Bill in 2019 Safety and Consumer Advocates Thank Congressional Leaders…

December 21, 2018

Press Release

USDA’s new disclosure rule for genetically engineered food will leave many consumers in the dark

Information will be hard to access, rule omits many genetically engineered foods WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new disclosure rule issued today by the U.S. Department…

December 20, 2018

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