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Joint comments to CPSC on staff report regarding table saw safety

The National Consumers League, Consumer Reports, the Consumer Federation of America, Public Citizen, US PIRG, and R. David Pittle, Ph.D., welcome the opportunity to comment…

February 4, 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

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

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

Joint letter to the CPSC on its proposed operating plan and priorities for fiscal year 2019

The undersigned groups write regarding the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC or Commission) Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Operating Plan, which the agency will use…

October 5, 2018

Consumer Reports oral comments to NHTSA on the New Car Assessment Program

Our comments today come down to two points. First, with more than 37,000 people dying on U.S. roads in each of the last two years,…

October 1, 2018

Consumer Reports letter to U.S. Senate opposing improper approach to nominations and CPSC appointment

Consumer Reports writes regarding the approach to nominations on the Senate floor this week, specifically regarding the two nominations being considered for a new Commissioner…

September 25, 2018

CR comments to NHTSA in support of survey on use of car booster seats

Consumer Reports (CR) welcomes the opportunity to submit comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding the agency’s intention to…

September 24, 2018

Consumer and Public Interest Groups’ Joint Petition to the FCC to Deny the Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

Consumer Reports, Common Cause, New America’s Open Technology Institute, Public Knowledge, and Writers Guild of America, West, Inc. submitted a joint petition to the FCC…

September 6, 2018

Joint comments to the Consumer Product Safety Commission on improving recall effectiveness

We, the undersigned organizations, thank you for the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s request for information on recall effectiveness. This…

September 5, 2018

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