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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.
Protecting Children While Sheltering in Place
While we shelter in place and children stay home all day, it's important keep certain hazards out of their reach.
Protecting yourself from toxic hand sanitizers
After the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) flagged five brands of potentially dangerous hand sanitizer last month, the list of potentially contaminated products has skyrocketed.
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.
Receiving your Stimulus Check for COVID-19
If you're looking for information on COVID-19 stimulus payments, here's all the advice you need.
Refunding Event Tickets During COVID-19
Here are the steps you can take to receive a ticket refund for cancelled and postponed events.
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.
Responding to the crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge for our country, threatening our health, wellbeing and democracy. Now more than ever, we need to work together to ensure that our government has a coordinated, strategic response to safeguard the public’s health, protect consumers from emerging dangers and ensure people can still participate fully in our democracy.
Your donation supports U.S. PIRG’s work to stand up for consumers on the issues that matter, especially when powerful interests are blocking progress.