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Consumer Reports and Consumers Union Honored with CPSC Award for Advancing Product Safety, Helping Save Lives

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission honored Consumer Reports and its policy and advocacy division Consumers Union with a special award in recognition of “exceptional contributions to consumer product safety.”

Consumer Reports finds concerning levels of arsenic and lead in juice

Apple and grape juice tests show levels that can contribute to long-term health problems.

Consumer Groups Applaud CPSC Vote for Independent Safety Testing of Toys, Children’s Products

Third-party testing was a key provision of a law passed to crack down on unsafe children’s products

CU heralds historic passage of BPA ban in California

The historic passage protects children from baby bottles and sippy cups containing BPA

CU in support of better labeling for meat and poultry products with added solutions

CU submitted comments to the USDA in support of labeling meat and poultry products that have added salt solutions or marinades, which is currently not required.

CU urges CA Gov to sign BPA ban bill into law

Legislation would prohibit the chemical in baby bottles & sippy cups for children.

USDA to declare zero tolerance for E. Coli strains

Consumers Union applauds new policy to make food safer

Consumers Union Commends CA State Assembly for Passing BPA Ban; Urges Governor Brown to Sign Into Law

Five year effort finally results in BPA ban bill being sent to California governor

CU Commends CA Senate for Passing BPA Ban; Urges Swift Final Vote in Assembly

California one step closer to a law banning the chemical in baby bottles and sippy cups.

CU calls on USDA to tighten salmonella standard

In wake of outbreak in ground turkey; asks Congress to give USDA recall authority

Congress passes the consumer product safety bill

The bill preserves the independent safety testing of toys and other children’s products

More than 100 countries agree to label GM foods

Twenty year struggle within global food safety body ends with consumer rights milestone, move clears way for greater monitoring of the effects of GM organisms

US ends opposition to GM labeling guidelines

Twenty year struggle within global food safety body ends with consumer rights milestone

House Committee Votes to Gut Safety Database

CPSC will be severely limited to protect the public from unsafe products.

CU commends Pfizer withdrawal of arsenic-containing animal drug

FDA should ban other similar drugs

FDA findings on BPA heighten concerns about safety

CU urges FDA to remove BPA from food & beverage containers

A House committee takes up bill to weaken CPSIA

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act protects children from unsafe toys, products

CU commends CA Assembly for passing BPA ban

Urges swift passage by Senate

Consumer, Health, and Safety Groups Urge Congress to Reject Bill that Weakens the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act protects children from unsafe toys and products

CU to California State Assembly: Stand up to the chemical industry and ban BPA

BPA, a synthetic estrogen, is a plastic chemical used in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins found in many food and drink containers.

CU letter rebuts groups opposed to California bill banning toxics in childrens products

CU supports banning BPA from baby bottles, sippy cups, reusable food and drink containers

Group letter to House regarding bill that undermines the CPSIA

The CPSIA created, for the first time, a requirement that children’s products be tested for safety before they get to store shelves

Proposed changes to product safety law pose dangers to children

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act created a requirement that children’s products be tested for safety

CU testimony supporting Maine bill against BPA

CU supports LD 412 phasing out BPA from baby bottles, sippy cups, reusable food and drink containers

CU supports Oregon bill SB 695, prohibiting bisphenol A in children’s products

The chemical has potential links to an array of human health problems

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