Consumer Bill of Rights

Kayla Barr

In the 1960s, a special effort was made to strengthen the consumers' voice. President John F. Kennedy and, later, President Richard Nixon emphasized five major rights of consumers.

1-Consumers have the right to a safe product-- one that will not harm their health or lives.

2-Consumers have the right to be informed for protection against fraudulent, deceitful, or grossly misleading information and to be given the facts needed to make informed choices.

3-Consumers have the right to choose--to have available a variety of products and services at competitive prices.

4-Consumers have the right to be heard--the guarantee that consumer interests will be listened to when laws are being written.

5-Consumers have the right to redress--the ability to obtain from the manufacturers adequate payment if their product causes financial or physical damage.

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