Category: Other Consumer Issues

Website for Consumer Complaints

If you’re thinking about using a new company that you don’t know much about, you can now find out if the company has consumer complaints lodged against it.  Attorney General Jay Nixon has a new website which will give you a history or pattern of consumer complaints eagainst individual companies. For more information, you can also call 1-800-392-8222. ...

In Memory of Consumers Council Founder Alberta Slavin

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, Michael Sorkin Alberta Slavin, who founded the consumer movement in Missouri 40 years ago with a group of housewives angry over grocery prices, died Monday (Oct. 27, 2008) at St. Louis University Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was 78 and a longtime Clayton resident. Her Housewives Elect Lower Prices (HELP) group gained national prominence in 1967 targeting supermarkets over high prices in inner city neighborhoods. She then formed the Utility Consu ...

Car Dealers Want Out of Legislation Banning Renting Recalled Cars

USA Today, January 16, 2013 Car dealers and small rental-car companies want to be able to sell, lend or rent cars that have been recalled for a variety of defects -- before they're fixed. And they're working behind the scenes on Capitol Hill to make sure they can. Major rental-car companies agreed last year not to do that. But lawmakers, concerned about vehicle safety, want everyone on board. Legislation to block all rental-car companies from loaning out recalled vehicles bef ...

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