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A decade of Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) recall analysis: Over 100 recalls in 10 years

Washington, D.C. February 12, 2020 - The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) released its most up-to- date Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) recall analysis which...

Consumer Reports: How to Use a Fire Extinguisher (VIDEO)

Feb. 11, 2020 - A fire extinguisher might seem like a simple device, but you would be surprised how many people don’t...

2020 Hollywood Diversity Report: A different story behind the scenes

February 6, 2020 - Oscars viewers this weekend might see the predominantly white nominees and think Hollywood still has a diversity problem.

Toll Continues to Mount for Pedestrians and Bicyclists, the Victims in One in Five...

February 5, 2020 - Policymakers have eagerly promoted walking and bicycle riding as a way to get healthy exercise while reducing traffic...

CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential travel to China

January 28, 2020 - On January 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated travel guidance for China, recommending...

The reverberations of Kobe Bryant

January 27, 2020 - Yesterday afternoon, amid a busy news Sunday on multiple fronts, the basketball legend Kobe Bryant died in California,...

MIT Study: Commercial air travel is safer than ever

January 24, 2020 - It has never been safer to fly on commercial airlines, according to a new study by an MIT...

American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Jan. 23, 2020 - American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire, according to...

International NGO leaders at Davos tell ISOC, ICANN: Selling .ORG puts civil society at...

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND January 22, 2020 - Today, the executive directors of 11 international NGOs released an open letter calling on the leaders...

What Americans Know About the Holocaust

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 22, 2020) – Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on...

Initiative helps the public understand how news works in the digital age

January 22, 2020 - Public distrust in the media has taken on another dimension in the digital age. A poll from...

Books: Baby Jails: The Fight to End the Incarceration of Refugee Children in America

Jan. 20, 2020 - “I worked in a trailer that ICE had set aside for conversations between...

What is the California state soil?

January 15, 2020 - As you know, many states have a designated state bird, flower, fish, tree, rock, etc. And, many states...

Popular dating, health apps violate privacy new report says

WASHINGTON, D.C. January 14, 2020 - Nine consumer groups today asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), congressional lawmakers and the state attorneys...

At gun safety events, 40% of gun owners reported not locking all household guns...

January 13, 2020 - While waiting for free firearm storage devices at gun safety events held in sporting goods stores across Washington,...

Processed foods highly correlated with obesity epidemic in the US

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2020 — As food consumed in the U.S. becomes more and more processed, obesity may become more prevalent. Through...

NFPA encourages prompt removal of Christmas trees

January 2, 2020 – If you’re having trouble parting with your Christmas tree, here’s a fact to motivate you: Nearly one-third (29 percent) of...

Group calls on tech review sites to suspend recommendations of Amazon Ring cameras in...

December 30, 2019 - Following harrowing reports of Ring devices being hacked, Gizmodo issued a do not buy warning for Amazon Ring...

Which of these mushrooms could kill you? (video)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2019 — There are tens of thousands of mushroom species out there, and some of them could kill...

2019 year in review: consumer, public health and environmental highlights

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26, 2019 - Advocates for consumer, public health and environmental issues made great strides in 2019, while simultaneously defending existing...