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PIRG Consumer Watchdog
For more than 40 years, we’ve been educating consumers how to protect themselves and their rights. We fight to get dangerous products off store shelves, to end exploitative practices, and to ensure a level playing field in the marketplace. And we advocate for new rules, institutions and policies to defend consumers from the economic and political power of special interests. Right now, our Watchdog team is focused on consumer threats from data breaches to dangerous toys.
Pledge to be Toxic-Free
Safe alternatives are possible and profitable.
Rebuilt for school
Our guide will help you or the students in your life save money on computer or other electronics, while cutting e-waste.
Recalled infant sleepers
Every day, millions of kids are dropped off at child care facilities across the country by parents and caretakers who are looking forward to seeing them safe and sound at the end of the day. But new research found some dangerous recalled products are still in use at child care facilities across the country.
Remove recalled kids' products
1 in 10 surveyed day cares still used unsafe sleepers months after a recall. Learn how to keep recalled products away from your kids.
RIGHT TO KNOW
A report exposing toxic fragrance chemicals in beauty, personal care and cleaning products
Save on prescription drugs
A little effort may save you a lot of money on your medication.
Shopping safely online
Learn how to avoid unsafe, banned or dangerously mislabeled products on online websites.
Stand Up For Repair
Microsoft pressed criminal charges against Eric Lundgren for printing restore disks that allow people to fix old computers—even though though the software on those disks is available online for free.
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