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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

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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

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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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Consumer Reports: FTC, Congress must take action in wake of latest Facebook privacy revelations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Facebook contends with the latest in a series of privacy scandals, Consumer Reports is calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)…

December 19, 2018

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FDA report shows progress in reducing overuse of antibiotics for food animals

Consumer Reports calls on beef and pork producers to take more action to stop misuse of life-saving drugs WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report issued…

December 18, 2018

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Consumer Reports hails New York’s consumer fraud settlement with Charter over internet speeds

CR filed amicus brief in support of New York’s lawsuit against Charter WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports today praised the New York state attorney general’s…

December 18, 2018

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CR Statement on Education Department decision to cancel loan debts for defrauded students

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Suzanne Martindale, senior policy counsel for Consumer Reports, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s decision late…

December 14, 2018

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FCC Takes Small Step Forward on Robocalls, Two Steps Back with Text Message Classification

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC — While the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made some progress today in the effort to reduce unwanted robocalls, it…

December 12, 2018

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Consumer Reports applauds McDonald’s significant first step towards new global policy to reduce medically important antibiotics by beef suppliers

McDonald’s Establishes Framework to Address Growing Antibiotics Crisis; Ultimate Impact Depends on Reduction Targets to Be Announced in 2020  YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports praised McDonald’s…

December 11, 2018

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Consumer Reports: Self-driving cars bill still falls short on safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  As car and tech companies press Congress to approve a bill to speed up the introduction of self-driving cars, Consumer Reports says…

December 4, 2018

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