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News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection

Fisher-Price recalls nearly 5 million potentially deadly Rock n’Play sleepers

Fisher-Price recalled 4.7 million Rock n’Play baby sleepers on Friday. U.S. PIRG Consumer Watchdog Adam Garber issued a response: "“While we’re pleased that Fisher-Price is finally recalling these dangerous sleepers, 30 deaths in 10 years is 30 deaths too many and 10 years too late."

News Release | CALPIRG

“Just let us fix our stuff” -- Coalition Makes Case on Right to Repair

“This is one of those common-sense issues: Just let us fix our stuff. Californians dispose of some 46,900 cell phones every day. We could save money and reduce waste if we fixed and reused our devices, but manufacturers stand in the way of repair,” said CALPIRG Executive Director Emily Rusch. “The idea that our electronics should be disposable is absurd. We need to empower repair.”

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Antibiotics

Consumer campaign calls on Wendy’s to “hold the antibiotics” from its beef supply chain

Consumer and public health advocacy organization U.S. PIRG Education Fund is calling on Wendy’s to stop serving beef raised with the routine use of antibiotics. The U.S. PIRG Education Fund and its partner groups are calling on the third-largest burger chain in the United States to follow the lead of its rival, McDonald’s, which recently announced a detailed antibiotics policy for its beef supply chain. 

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