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CPSC’s consumer complaint database welcome by advocates

January 10, 2011

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a plan to publish consumer complaints about dangerous or defective products, something advocates have been demanding for years.

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NCL statement on passage of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, H.R. 2751

December 21, 2010

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, H.R. 2751, clearing the final hurdle and sending the bill to the President’s desk, where Mr. Obama has pledged to sign it. The legislation will enable consumers to ring in the New Year knowing that the U.S. food supply of the future will be safer.

Read more: NCL statement on passage of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, H.R. 2751

Consumer groups call on Microsoft to grant Americans the same browser choices as Europeans

December 21, 2010

At the height of the holiday season, consumer advocates at the American Antitrust Institute, Consumes Union, Consumer Action, and NCL are asking Microsoft to give Americans the "gift" of browser choices beyond Internet Explorer when purchasing a Windows operating system--something that is already available to their European counterparts.

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Fed delays on alcohol labeling stymieing national policies on alcohol and obesity

December 20, 2010

Inconsistent and incomplete labeling of beer, wine, and spirits taking health, safety, and nutritional toll on drinkers.

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NCL warning consumers to steer clear of 'Grandparent Scam'

December 15, 2010

According to reports from NCL's Fraud Center, this holiday season scammers are increasingly using social engineering tactics to defraud vulnerable consumers. The latest is the "Grandparent Scam."

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NCL issues tips for jolly holiday gift returns

December 15, 2010

With Christmas coming down to the wire - only 10 shopping days left! — many consumers will soon be thinking about the day after Christmas — when stores are flooded with people lining up for post-holiday sales and returns. To help ease the burden of returns, the National Consumers League, the nation’s oldest consumer group, offers advice for increasing the chances of successful — and painless — holiday gift returns.

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NCL statement on passage of Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

December 2, 2010

In a vote of 264-157, the U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, legislation that reauthorizes the Child Nutrition Act and that will significantly improve the nutritional quality of food served in schools. The bill, which the Senate passed in August, will now be sent to President Obama to be signed into law.

Read more: NCL statement on passage of Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

Consumers to enjoy new gift card rules this holiday season

December 1, 2010

Gift cards have become a popular choice for many gift-givers during the holidays. This season, the gift card industry must follow new rules set in place by the Credit CARD Act of 2009, which means good things for consumers.

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Avoid bogus charities this holiday season

December 1, 2010

NCL has issued a warning for those consumers thinking about opening up their pocketbooks to avoid being duped by bogus charities this holiday giving season.

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NCL statement on passage of Food Safety Modernization Act

November 30, 2010

The Senate passed the Food Safety Modernization Act, S. 510, today. NCL's Sally Greenberg heralded the "long-overdue legislation overhauling woefully outdated food safety laws."

Read more: NCL statement on passage of Food Safety Modernization Act