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California Public Interest Research Group Education Fund
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Project Title:
CALPIRG Education Fund Consumer Watchdog Program
Consumer Products Fund, 2022
Advocacy ; Education
Statewide; California
Project Description:

Too many products, practices and technologies put consumers’ health, safety or well-being at risk. People can’t have a lab in their home to test their shampoo for parabens or kids’ toys for lead, and they don’t necessarily know the details of consumer protection laws to make companies uphold a warranty. Our Consumer Watchdog program gives consumers the information they need to lead safe, healthy, and secure lives. In the coming year, we will continue and expand our Consumer Watchdog program to address the growing program of counterfeit products in the marketplace, educate consumers about product recalls while pointing out needed changes to the CPSC’s recall system, and help consumers get the most out of product warranties.