Consumers' Union

Consumers' Union,

product testing and rating organization founded (1936) to provide consumers with information and counsel regarding major retail goods and services. Through its monthly Consumer Reports (circulation c.4.5 million) and its Internet site (c.325,000 subscribers), the union reports on a diverse range of products, from major appliances and automobiles to health-care and family-planning aids. The organization, whose headquarters are in Yonkers, N.Y., also represents consumer interests at government hearings and at international meetings.
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The Dutch Consumers' Union (Consumentenbond) has recognised Lemnis Lighting's company's Pharox 300 LED light bulb with the 'Best of the Test' award.
Warner Philips, Lemnis Lighting co-founder, said, 'We know how great the Pharox 300 is, but it's wonderful to get validation from a respected third party like the Dutch Consumers' Union.
THE CYPRUS Consumers' Union is calling on all espresso, frappe and cappuccino drinkers to unite this Saturday and boycott expensive coffee shops, in a move to push for more reasonable prices for their cups of Java.
For more information on the Cyprus Consumers' Union & Quality of Life visit www.
Present were Rachel Weintraub of CFA, Sally Greenberg of Consumers' Union, and Jennifer Thompson of USPIRG.
He observed that CFA, USPIRG and Consumers' Union claim to represent consumers, so why would they need to bring in additional participants?
Consumers now pay on average about $31 a month for regulated cable TV services, including set-top box and remote control rentals, the Consumers' Union estimates.
Two important consumer groups - The Consumer Federation of America and the Consumers' Union - have released a study that calls for the FCC to lower consumers' bills by ordering significant reduction in access charges.