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PIRG Consumer Watchdog
For more than 40 years, we’ve been educating consumers how to protect themselves and their rights. We fight to get dangerous products off store shelves, to end exploitative practices, and ensure a level playing field in the marketplace. And we advocate for new rules, institutions and policies to defend consumers from the economic and political power of special interests. Right now, our Watchdog team is focused on consumer threats from data breaches to dangerous toys.
Pledge to be Toxic-Free
Safe alternatives are possible and profitable.
Post the Price, Please
OSPIRG is working to make sure consumers get to see health care prices up front.
Recalled infant sleepers
Every day, millions of kids are dropped off at child care facilities across the country by parents and caretakers who are looking forward to seeing them safe and sound at the end of the day. But new research found some dangerous recalled products are still in use at child care facilities across the country.
Reining in Wall Street
Standing up for consumers against reckless banking and financial practices.
Resources for Consumers
Looking out for consumers, from bank fees to toxic toys.
RIGHT TO KNOW
A report exposing toxic fragrance chemicals in beauty, personal care and cleaning products
Stand Up For Repair
Microsoft pressed criminal charges against Eric Lundgren for printing restore disks that allow people to fix old computers—even though though the software on those disks is available online for free.
Stop The Overuse Of Antibiotics on Factory Farms
Widespread overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is putting our health at risk.
The Real Price of Medications
People living in the United States have access to some of the best medical care in the world, from life-saving drugs to cutting-edge surgical techniques. But spiraling costs force many Americans to spend more on care, even as the quality of that care remains the same.
Your donation supports OSPIRG’s work to stand up for consumers on the issues that matter, especially when powerful interests are blocking progress.