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REPORT: ‘Stranded’ shows how new Colorado wheelchair Right to Repair law is essential

Right to repair

REPORT: ‘Stranded’ shows how new Colorado wheelchair Right to Repair law is essential

On June 2, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed the landmark HB22-1031, Consumer Right To Repair Powered Wheelchairs, which requires manufacturers of powered wheelchairs to provide access to parts, tools and information necessary to repair wheelchairs to owners and independent technicians. “Stranded,” a new report from U.S. PIRG Education Fund, finds a constrained market for wheelchair service and repair in the U.S. makes delays, of weeks or even months, common. 

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New report: Food for thought: Are your groceries safe?

Consumer alerts

New report: Food for thought: Are your groceries safe?

When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled 225 varieties of bagged lettuce, spinach and salad products in December because of potentially deadly contamination, it took the FDA a week to post a public notice on its web site. While many stores quickly notify customers of recalls one way or another, they’re not required to, and their practices are neither uniform nor always timely.

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New report reveals most commonly sued car manufacturers under California lemon law

Consumer alerts

New report reveals most commonly sued car manufacturers under California lemon law

ALPIRG Education Fund, the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) Foundation and Frontier Group released a report on Tuesday that reveals the car companies that are sued the most and least often under California’s auto lemon law, compared to their market share, over selling seriously defective cars in the Golden State. 

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New consumer guide highlights the clean air and cooking benefits of induction cooktops

Consumer alerts

New consumer guide highlights the clean air and cooking benefits of induction cooktops

As a growing number of studies have shed new light on the health and environmental harms of gas stoves, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Environment America Research & Policy Center are releasing a new consumer guide that provides information on how to protect American families and the environment by switching to induction cooking.

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Statement: Cost overruns at Georgia nuclear reactors offer cautionary tale

Nuclear power risks

Statement: Cost overruns at Georgia nuclear reactors offer cautionary tale

 The only nuclear reactors under construction in the United States are now projected to cost more than $30 billion -- and the price tag for Plant Vogtle near Augusta, Georgia, doesn’t even include $3.68 billion that the project’s original contractor paid to the owners after going bankrupt.

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