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Statement: Safe Sleep for Babies Act signed into law

After decades of danger and more than 200 infant deaths, President Joe Biden signed the  Safe Sleep for Babies Act into law on Monday.

How to save money at the grocery store, despite food price inflation

By | Danielle Melgar
Food & Agriculture Advocate

Here’s what you can do to ensure that rising food prices don’t break your bank.

In recognition of Earth Day, here are some ways you can cut back on what you throw away and, in many cases, save money and protect yourself at the same time

How to Save Food and Prevent Waste

By | Danielle Melgar
Food & Agriculture Advocate

We all play a role in creating food waste, so we can all be part of the solution.

The new threat of cyberattacks may have you wondering what you can do to protect yourself. It’s a great time to remind you about best practices you should already be following.

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Release: As bills from 2022 medical care arrive in mailboxes, patients should know their rights

 Patients who received medical care in January and February are starting to receive their medical bills for those services. That’s why, in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, it’s timely to remind people to check their bills carefully and make sure they know their new legal protections against surprise billing.

Being alert when shopping online is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from unsafe products. 

How to find mistakes on your credit report

By | Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Mistakes on your credit report can cause a whole host of problems.

Children's pajamas don't always meet flammability standards

By Hannah Rhodes, Consumer Watchdog Associate
Monday, March 14, 2022

 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) enforces safety standards nationally. One standard designed to give caregivers peace of mind is the national flammability standard for children’s sleepwear.

There are two requirements for the standard: 

  • Sleepwear must be made of flame-resistant material;

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