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RELEASE: ‘Failing the Fix’ scorecard grades Apple, Google, Dell, others on how fixable their devices are

Dell leads pack for laptops; Motorola for cell phones; Apple ranks lowest for both, according to repairability analysis by Right to Repair advocates 

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New report: Money for nothing? How to make better use of our transportation dollars

Gas taxes are supposed to pay for the construction and maintenance of roads, but too often, they don’t, according to a new report from U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group. The report, Shifting Gears, suggests that to build a cleaner, safer and more affordable transportation system, it is time to shift gears.  

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STATEMENT: Fitbit recalls about 1 million Ionic Smartwatches after 78 reports of burn injuries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in conjunction with Fitbit announced the recall of the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatches on Wednesday.

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Advisory: New reports, tip guides for National Consumer Protection Week, March 6-12

In recognition of Consumer Protection Week 2022, U.S. PIRG Education Fund is providing consumer protection tips and tools to help Americans address some of the most common consumer issues. Go to U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s Consumer Week page each day next week for new content.

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U.S. PIRG Education Fund urges Best Buy to protect consumer health by promoting cleaner cooking

Following a recent study from Stanford about gas stove pollution, national consumer group U.S. PIRG Education Fund is calling on Best Buy to take a leadership role in the industry, and better educate consumers shopping for new stoves.

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