Consumer Tips

How discounts and incentives for electric vehicles should be improved

By | Mike Litt
Director, Consumer Campaign

Our Consumer Campaign Director was invited to speak at the Consumer Federation of America’s (CFA) 56th Annual Consumer Assembly on a panel about consumer protections and climate change.

Reports have emerged from across the country of cans of formula being offered for sale at double, triple or even quadruple the price they sold for in February.

Avoid a vacation rental scam by watching out for these flags

By | Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

We're hearing about an avalanche of scams involving rental listings.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Consumer Tips

Statement: CPSC warns public to stop using infant rockers after deaths

 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Tuesday took an unusual step to warn the public about infant rockers that haven’t been recalled.

Food for thought: Are your groceries safe?

By Teresa Murray, Consumer Watchdog

You remember last year’s big onion recall because of an outbreak of Salmonella. Looking back, it’s an infuriating example of how our country’s food recall system often doesn’t work well. Ultimately, more than 1,000 people got sick. One-fourth of them were hospitalized.

Tips to find out about important food recalls

By | Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

We see hundreds of food recalls every year. Some lead to people being hospitalized or even dying. Consumers should consider what they can do to help protect themselves and their families by finding out about food recalls quickly.

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