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Consumers Union Press Releases

Groups urge Congress to ban lead before recess

Boy’s death from lead poisoning highlights immediate need for reform

House votes for product safety, ban on lead in toys

Consumer groups applaud House and urge Senate to pass reform measure this week

“Fed Ex Model” needed for traceability for produce

Salmonella outbreak shows weaknesses in safety system

Food safety advocates identify top food risks

Nations’ leading food safety advocates explore consumer challenges at ACCI/AAEA National Convention

Reforms needed to protect nation’s food supply

FDA urgently needs greater funding and the authority to do its job.

Safety recalls increased 22% over last year

Number of recalled toys and products is up, despite industry promises last year to solve problems.

Congress should finalize product safety bill now

Delays on toy safety should end

USDA to disclose stores that sold recalled meat

USDA decision should no longer keep consumers in the dark about recalled meat products

Improved safety standards and traceability needed for produce

Salmonella outbreak shows weaknesses in safety system

Increased inspections needed for produce

The FDA needs to be more effective in enforcing food safety standards.

Opposition to mad cow testing is anti-consumer

CU calls on the USDA to test slaughtered cows for mad cow disease

Groups angered by inaction on CO-treated meat

A national survey indicates consumer opposition to coloring meat with carbon monoxide.

More recent lead paint recalls

2.5 million children’s products recalled this month for violating a 30-year-old a lead paint standard

Children’s product safety needs improvement

Groups & parents call on the Congress to ensure that the CPSC can protect our broken product safety net

Product recalls on track to break record

A CU report found more than 1.3 million products have been recalled in 2008

Strengthen FDA’s authority over medical devices

CU also supports for the FDA to require recalls of unsafe food and drugs

New authority and funding needed for FDA

CU welcomes commitment to protect nations’ drug & food supply

Congress moves forward to protect food supply

FDA inspections and oversight essential

Advocates & victims celebrate law to protect children around motor vehicles

Awards to be presented to members of Congress for their leadership

OH Governor urged to modify rule on milk labels

Current version still restricts free speech and consumers’ right-to-know

OH Governor urged to rescind rule on milk labels

The rule is not pro-consumer, restricts free speech rights of dairies, and interferes with free markets

Groups applaud passage of product safety bill

Consumers, businesses will benefit from greater confidence in the marketplace

Consumers Union statement on the CPSC Reform Act

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.

Attacks on product safety reform bill called foul

Groups rebut charges; bill will be considered in the Senate beginning on Monday

CA posts names of retailers of recalled beef

CU advises California consumers to check list, freezers and urges USDA to release similar information nationally

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