Consumer Tips

For more than 40 years, U.S. PIRG Education Fund has alerted the public to risks to their health, safety and financial security. And, we empower people to avoid these dangers and protect themselves. Below are some of our most frequently requested resources and now we're adding new ones regularly.

Consumer Tips Video Guides

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Guides and Resources

  • Unsafe used cars for sale

    Our research uncovered numerous used cars with unfixed recalls for sale. 

  • Shopping safely online

    Learn how to avoid unsafe, banned or dangerously mislabeled products on online websites. 

  • Get the Lead Out: Back-to-school toolkit

    A toolkit to help parents, teachers and school officials get the facts on lead in drinking water and take action to ensure safe drinking water at school

  • Rebuilt for school

    Our guide will help you or the students in your life save money on computer or other electronics, while cutting e-waste.


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