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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

CU comments to the CPSC on petition to require labeling of the slip resistance of flooring

Consumers Union, the advocacy division of Consumer Reports, welcomes the opportunity to comment on the resubmitted petition from the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) requesting…

August 6, 2018

CU comments to OMB on proposed CPSC smoke and carbon monoxide detector survey

Consumers Union, the advocacy division of Consumer Reports (CR), welcomes the opportunity to submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in reference…

August 1, 2018

Joint letter to CPSC to highlight several product safety hazards as end of fiscal year approaches

The undersigned groups write regarding the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) planned activities to address hazards in the marketplace. Our organizations support many elements…

July 27, 2018

S. 1885, the AV START Act, Fails to Provide Minimal Safety Protections for Consumers

Shockingly, S. 1885, the Senate bill on automated vehicles (AVs) known as the AV START Act, would allow potentially millions of vehicles on the market…

July 16, 2018

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