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CR welcomes FDA’s announcement on heavy metals in baby food but urges Congress not to wait to set strict limits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An FDA action plan announced today to reduce heavy metals in baby food is a positive development after years of inaction by the agency,…

April 8, 2021

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California Assembly committee approves ban on PFAS “forever chemicals” in food packaging

AB 1200 also requires warning labels on cookware made with PFAS  SACRAMENTO, CA – Consumer Reports praised the California Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials…

April 7, 2021

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Consumer Reports: White House infrastructure plan includes some key initiatives for consumer safety, sustainability, and greater access to essential services

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The eight-year, $2.3 trillion jobs, infrastructure and green energy plan introduced by President Biden is being touted as a path to bolstering…

April 5, 2021

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Consumer Reports: New Supreme Court ruling creates loophole that will open floodgates to robocalls. Congress needs to close it.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court ruled today that technology that sends potentially unlimited numbers of automated recorded calls and texts to consumers’ cell phones…

April 1, 2021

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CR & Guardian U.S. investigation finds PFAS, arsenic, and lead contamination widespread in drinking water

CR calls for stronger drinking water standards to protect public health and offers advice on how to test and treat your own water  YONKERS, NY…

March 31, 2021

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Consumer Reports: Lawmakers strengthen the Washington Privacy Act; legislators should advance the bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Consumer Reports today announced that it is supporting the Washington Privacy Act in the Washington state legislature. The bill was strengthened and…

March 26, 2021

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Consumer Reports applauds FTC announcement of new rulemaking group

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports today applauded an announcement by the Federal Trade Commission’s acting chair Rebecca Slaughter, who said the FTC is establishing a…

March 25, 2021

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Consumer Reports supports congressional bill to limit heavy metals in baby food

Bill requires FDA to adopt strict limits on heavy metals that pose serious health risks for infants and children WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lawmakers in Congress…

March 25, 2021

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CR praises Washington state order banning insurers from using credit scores for setting rates for personal property coverage

Insurance Commissioner’s order prohibits credit scores as rating factor for auto, renters, and homeowners insurance for three years  OLYMPIA, WA —  Consumer Reports applauded Washington…

March 23, 2021

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Consumer Reports praises the California Attorney General for cracking down on dark patterns

The California Attorney General (AG) has approved additional regulations to implement the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the landmark privacy law that gives Californians the…

March 16, 2021

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