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CALPIRG requests labeling for products with non-replaceable batteries

By | Kevin O'Reilly
Advocate, Right to Repair Campaign

CalRecycle is holding a workshop on labeling requirements for products with batteries. CALPIRG wrote to request that consumer products be labeled as to whether or not the battery is replaceable, as too many modern products are made with no way to replace the battery making them essentially disposable. Read our letter. 

$249 Disposable Earbuds are a Bad Deal

By | Kevin O'Reilly
Advocate, Right to Repair Campaign

Apple recently debuted the AirPods Pro, the new and improved model of their popular line of headphones. Despite a higher price point of $249, these new AirPods are unrepairable, just like their predecessors. Online repair guide iFixit.com gave the new ‘pods a 0/10 repairability score. We advise consumers to avoid these headphones. Unfixable electronics are not a good deal. 

The credit reporting system is backwards. Congress can pass one law to fix two things about it.

By | Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Last week, Sens. Jack Reed (RI) and Chris Van Hollen (MD) introduced legislation to finally give consumers real control over our own credit reports. The Consumer Credit Control Act would change what Sen. Reed appropriately calls our “backwards” credit reporting system by helping to solve two problems. The Consumer Credit Control Act is a win-win for consumers. It improves their privacy and saves them money.

The cyclist’s dilemma: How safety, climate and air pollution collide on America’s roadways

By | Matt Casale
Director, 21st Century Transportation Campaign

Walkers and bikers are getting killed at alarming rates -- at a time when we need this type of transportation more than ever. 

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