Increase 57 percent over last year; CU urges Congress to prevent further tragedies
Consumers Union Press Releases
Expected rule to fix feed problem is now put on backburner by FDA and administration.
CU and the Suzuki Motor Corp. are pleased to announce that the product disparagement lawsuit regarding the Suzuki Samurai sport-utility vehicle, filed by Suzuki against CU in 1996 has been settled and will be dismissed.
In recent years, the number of products that have been subject to a government recall has risen substantially. CR points out that too often, word of a recall doesn’t reach the owners of defective products.
9 of 10 consumers want supplements proven safe before placed on store shelves.
CU calls on Agriculture Secretary to keep the ban on importation of Canadian beef and to increase mad cow testing.
Consumers Union tells Senate subcommittee transportation agency’s rollover ratings fail to reflect when vehicles tip up in testing
CU urges the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Congress to adopt the Institute of Medicine’s science-based guidelines for evaluating the safety of dietary supplements.
Another child is killed this week in power window strangulation incident that safety measures would have addressed. Read testimony
Earlier this year, news accounts indicated that California was one of seven states that received a shipment of beef products subject to a USDA recall because it included meat and bones from a cow that tested positive for mad cow disease.
Consumers Union joined with other organizations to urge the California Agriculture Department to deny a biotech firm’s request to plant a controversial pharmaceutical rice crop. Read the group’s letter.
Consumers Union is backing a bill introduced in California that would make the state the first in the nation to require all cattle slaughtered or sold to be certified as testing negative for mad cow disease.
New plan still would test less than one percent of slaughtered cattle for deadly disease.
CU asks Senate to oppose the medical malpractice bill S. 2061, aimed at the most vulnerable patients – women and their babies.
The “National Highway Safety Act” would require all states within three years to either enact a primary enforcement seat belt law or achieve a seat belt use rate of 90%.