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Consumer Reports Endorses Federal Right to Repair Legislation

Washington, DC — Consumer Reports has endorsed the Fair Repair Act, introduced today by U.S. Rep. Joseph Morelle of New York. This is the first…

June 17, 2021

CR letter to Senate Antitrust Subcommittee on home technologies

Description: Letter to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights for the record in its hearing on Protecting Competition and Innovation in…

June 15, 2021

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Consumer Reports Urges California to Move Forward with Stronger, More Equitable Clean Car Standards

Consumer Reports submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board as the state continues to develop its Advanced Clean Cars regulations package    CR is…

June 14, 2021

Consumer Reports’ formal comments to California Air Resources Board on state’s Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) regulations

Consumer Reports filed formal comments with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on June 11, 2021, following the Board’s May workshop to discuss the development…

June 14, 2021

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Consumer Reports Applauds House Legislation to Address Dominant Online Platform Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Judiciary Committee today introduced a package of bills to address concerns with the market power exerted by large online platforms…

June 11, 2021

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Consumer Reports investigation finds more than one-third of consumers found errors in their credit reports

CR calls on credit bureaus to ensure credit reports are accurate and to give consumers free access to credit reports and scores at any time…

June 10, 2021

A Broken System: How The Credit Reporting System Fails Consumers And What To Do About It

Consumer Report examines some of the longstanding problems that plague the credit reporting system based on a survey of consumers who recently checked their credit…

June 10, 2021

Consumer Reports letter to the Consumer Data Industry Association calling for reforms to ensure credit reports are fair and accurate

Consumer Reports letter to the Consumer Data Industry Association calling on the credit reporting agencies to take a number of steps to ensure credit reports…

June 9, 2021

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Consumer Reports praises recall of Beech Nut Single Grain Rice Cereal due to concerning levels of arsenic

CR calls for strict limits on other heavy metals in baby food to protect children from dangerous exposure WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Reports praised the…

June 9, 2021

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Colorado Legislature Advances Legislation to Protect the Privacy of Consumers

Denver, Colo. — Today, the Colorado legislature approved privacy legislation that would give residents the right to access, delete, and stop the sale of their…

June 8, 2021

Consumer Reports factsheet on synthetic food dyes

Consumer Reports factsheet on synthetic food dyes, which have been linked to adverse neurobehavioral symptoms, such as inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity, in certain children, particularly…

June 7, 2021

Letter to House Oversight Committee on Fisher-Price and the U.S. product safety system

Consumer Reports, the independent, non-profit, and nonpartisan organization, writes regarding the June 7, 2021, hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform on…

June 4, 2021

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Consumer Reports statement on new Fisher-Price recalls linked to four infant deaths

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Reports today called for urgent action after the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced new recalls of two Fisher-Price products: the 4-in-1…

June 4, 2021

CR Comments on Bringing Dark Patterns to Light: An FTC Workshop

Consumer Reports thanks the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) for the opportunity to submit comments on dark patterns pursuant to the recent workshop, Bringing…

June 4, 2021

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Petition: FDA must stop allowing harmful PFAS in our food

FDA has failed to take adequate action on dangerous chemicals despite acknowledging harm Today, a group of health, environmental, and consumer organizations sent a formal petition to…

June 3, 2021

Joint letter from industry and public interest groups to Congress strongly supporting the CPSC’s mission and a substantial increase in funding

The undersigned organizations, representing consumer organizations, environmental groups, testing laboratories and manufacturers and retailers of consumer products are strong supporters of the mission of the…

June 2, 2021

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Consumer Reports praises new safety rule for infant sleepers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports today praised the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for voting 3-1 in favor of new safeguards for infant sleep…

June 2, 2021

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Consumer Reports to testify in favor of EPA state waiver for strong clean-car standards

  June 2nd hearing to focus on EPA proposal to restore waiver for state emission standards, state adoption of clean vehicle programs CR advocate, CR…

June 1, 2021

CR’s Comment on Financial Institutions’ Use of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning for Federal Financial Regulatory Agencies

Consumer Reports (CR) submitted comments to five federal financial regulatory agencies that are gathering insights on financial institutions’ use of artificial intelligence. They are seeking…

May 28, 2021

Sign on letter supporting U.S. House’s Safe Sleep for Babies Act

As 47 national and state medical, public health, and consumer organizations dedicated to children’s health and safety, we write in support of the Safe Sleep…

May 28, 2021

Letter to CPSC Commissioners on Draft Final Rule for Infant Sleep Products

Consumer Reports, the independent, non-profit, and nonpartisan organization, strongly supports the draft final rule establishing a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) safety standard for infant…

May 27, 2021

CR letter to the House Appropriations Committee urging increased funding for the Federal Trade Commission

Consumer Reports letter to the House Appropriations Committee calling for an increase in funding for the Federal Trade Commission through a FY 2022 appropriation of…

May 25, 2021

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Consumer Reports Supports the New York Privacy Act

ALBANY, NY—Consumer Reports announced its support of newly-introduced privacy legislation, the New York Privacy Act (S. 6701), sponsored by Senator Kevin Thomas. The bill requires…

May 24, 2021

Consumer Reports Supports the New York Privacy Act (S. 6701)

Consumer Reports supports S. 6701, the New York Privacy Act. Though the collection and monetization of New Yorkers’ personal data has dramatically expanded over the…

May 21, 2021

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Consumer Reports: Every CPSC commissioner should vote to protect infants’ safety

Draft rule would ensure all infant sleep products meet strong safety requirements WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today met to discuss…

May 19, 2021

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Consumer Reports urges CFPB to delay debt collection rule and strengthen protections for consumers

Nearly 180,000 consumers sign petition calling for debt collection rule to be rescinded  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Reports is calling on the Consumer Financial Protection…

May 19, 2021

CR letter urging the CFPB to delay debt collection rule and strengthen protections for consumers

Consumers Reports comment letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau urging it to delay the implementation of new debt collection regulations adopted under former CFPB…

May 18, 2021

CR letter to House subcommittee on future of automotive technologies

Consumer Reports (CR), the independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, writes regarding the hearing, “Promises and Perils: The Potential of Automobile Technologies.” As advocates who work with…

May 17, 2021

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Consumer Reports: Congress should pass ‘lifesaving’ Safe Sleep for Babies Act

CR-endorsed legislation would ban dangerous products tied to more than 200 infant deaths WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports today endorsed the Safe Sleep for Babies…

May 13, 2021

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As California Gov. Preps Budget, Consumer Reports Finds Golden State Consumers Support Clean Transportation Programs

CR urges state legislators to make smart investments in clean vehicle initiatives that can save car buyers thousands of dollars   CR survey of California…

May 13, 2021

CR letter to California Legislature in support of clean transportation programs

As the California Governor prepares to present a revised budget proposal to the state Legislature on May 14, Consumer Reports is urging lawmakers to support…

May 13, 2021

Survey: Internet Access and Cost

In February 2020, Consumer Reports surveyed Americans about internet service. Highlights from the survey are below.             

May 10, 2021

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Consumer Reports praises Minnesota ruling clearing the way for a state clean car program

ST. PAUL, MN — Consumer Reports praised an administrative law judge ruling today that gives Minnesota the green light to adopt an Advanced Clean Cars…

May 7, 2021

Consumer Reports Letter on Connecticut Privacy Bill, SB 893

SB 893 would extend to Connecticut consumers the right to know the information companies have collected about them, the right to delete that information, and…

May 6, 2021

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Consumer Reports praises California Air Resource Board’s staff proposal on air emissions

CR calls for CARB to set strong standards to reduce global warming pollution SAN FRANCISCO — Consumer Reports praised the overall direction of the California Air…

May 6, 2021

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New Consumer Reports dresser stability testing shows some progress, but underscores ongoing danger to children

CR calls on Congress to pass the STURDY Act to get strong, sensible rules in place WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Reports today released new test…

May 6, 2021

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Peloton Recall: Consumer Reports says safety recall is right move, but delays demonstrate that product safety laws must be overhauled

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced that Peloton has agreed to recall its Tread and Tread+ treadmills, following an April 17…

May 5, 2021

CR memo in support of Colorado bill that would prevent unfair discrimination in auto insurance pricing

Consumer Reports memo in support of SB 21-169, a bill in Colorado that would prevent insurance companies from using data and algorithms that result in…

May 3, 2021

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Consumer and civil rights groups urge Colorado legislators to address systemic racism in insurance

Washington, D.C.—The Consumer Federation of America (CFA), Center for Economic Justice (CEJ), and Consumer Reports (CR) urge  Colorado lawmakers to enact proposed legislation, SB 21-169…

May 3, 2021

Joint letter to U.S. House Appropriations committee urging for an increase in CPSC annual funding

As organizations working to improve product safety and prevent needless deaths and injuries, we strongly urge you and your colleagues on the House Appropriations Subcommittee…

April 29, 2021

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