Number of recalled toys and products is up, despite industry promises last year to solve problems.
Consumers Union Press Releases
Delays on toy safety should end
USDA decision should no longer keep consumers in the dark about recalled meat products
Salmonella outbreak shows weaknesses in safety system
The FDA needs to be more effective in enforcing food safety standards.
CU calls on the USDA to test slaughtered cows for mad cow disease
A national survey indicates consumer opposition to coloring meat with carbon monoxide.
2.5 million children’s products recalled this month for violating a 30-year-old a lead paint standard
Groups & parents call on the Congress to ensure that the CPSC can protect our broken product safety net
A CU report found more than 1.3 million products have been recalled in 2008
CU also supports for the FDA to require recalls of unsafe food and drugs
CU welcomes commitment to protect nations’ drug & food supply
FDA inspections and oversight essential
Awards to be presented to members of Congress for their leadership
Current version still restricts free speech and consumers’ right-to-know
The rule is not pro-consumer, restricts free speech rights of dairies, and interferes with free markets
Consumers, businesses will benefit from greater confidence in the marketplace
The CPSC Reform Act, is a bi-partisan bill that will help to make our products safer, close the gaping holes in our product safety net, and restore consumers’ confidence.
Groups rebut charges; bill will be considered in the Senate beginning on Monday
CU advises California consumers to check list, freezers and urges USDA to release similar information nationally
Utah Department of Agriculture and Food hearing to be held.
Recent similar attempts to ban rbgh-free labels in other states have failed
USDA refuses to disclose to the public the names of retail outlets involved in meat recalls
Parents, consumer groups give a standing ovation to the Senate for passing the Kids Transportation Safety Act
Legislation would give the CPSC greater resources to protect consumers from unsafe products