Consumer Protection

Consumer groups call on CPSC to take action on Bumbo Baby Seat

By | Jon Fox
Consumer Advocate

CALPIRG urges CPSC to remove Bumbo International’s Baby Seat from the market and to allow the manufacturer to address the serious safety concerns in the future.  

K-CBS: Group Offers Tips For Cutting Cell Phone Costs

CALPIRG releases a guide called “Making the Right Call” to help consumers get those cell phone costs in line.

Making the Right Call

CALPIRG Education Fund releases new cell phone shoppers’ guide offering simple tips consumers can take to save money when buying a new cell phone.

News Release | CALPIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection

CALPIRG Releases New Shopping Guide for Cell Phones

CALPIRG Education Fund releases new cell phone shoppers’ guide offering simple tips consumers can take to save money when buying a new cell phone.

Report | CALPIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection

Making the Right Call

CALPIRG Education Fund releases new cell phone shoppers’ guide offering simple tips consumers can take to save money when buying a new cell phone.

SOPA & PIPA Resource Page

PIPA and SOPA seek to fundamentally change how consumers use, share, and create content on the World Wide Web. Buried under layers of technical and legal jargon, are important changes that will impact millions of American Internet users.

CFPB Director Cordray speaks on payday loans

By | Jon Fox
Consumer Advocate

CFPB Director Cordray speaks on payday loans during field hearing in Birmingham, AL, 20 Jan. 2012.

News Release | CALPIRG | Consumer Protection, Financial Reform

President Appoints Richard Cordray To Head Consumer Agency

“For months Wall St. has been using every trick in the book to try and derail this nomination and ultimately undermine the entire consumer bureau,” said Pedro Morillas, CALPIRG Legislative Director. “Today’s appointment is a bold and important step by the President that will allow the CFPB to get to the important work of protecting consumers.”

News Release | CALPIRG | Consumer Protection

New Laws Going into Effect in 2012

Despite the general gridlock in Sacramento this year, the legislature and governor moved the ball forward on several issues that will improve everything from consumer protections to our voter registration rules. Here is a list and descriptions of some of the new laws that go into effect on January 1st.

News Release | CALPIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection

Consumers Lose Up to $5 Billion on Unused Gift Cards

It’s tough to beat the convenience of a gift-card, but consumers should be aware that about 2-5% of gift-cards end up going unused

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